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My science fiction story, “Comfort Zone,” is featured in the spring 2021 issue of British scifi magazine, Mythaxis.

Editorial introduction:

There’s a certain theme in science fiction and fantasy that’s always been popular – hard to set this up without spoiling it! Hollywood movies have repeatedly run with it (usually for laughs), so too surely every TV show in either genre. It has clear horror potential too, but very rarely are such stories approached from the outsider’s point-of-view. KC Grifant does so here, and with a similarly atypical air of loss, rather than gain.

In “Comfort Zone,” a new technology designed to improve empathy has the unintended side effect of putting a mom and daughter at odds. This story was inspired by my time reporting on emerging technologies while a science journalist. Specifically, research in the areas of quantum computing, brain-machine interfaces and neural imaging came together in a tale about the speed of which technology advances, and what happens when it’s hard to accept how fast the world–and children–can change.

You can read the story online for free here or an excerpt below.

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My story BETTER HALVES and other unsettling paranormal and cosmic tales are now available in the print issue of Lovecraft eZine (#36), published by Mike Davis.

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I wouldn’t want to run into that creature at night!

 

 

I am honored to have my story reprint, “What the Storm Brings,” included in this Stoker finalist anthology with a number of excellent female horror writers. FRIGHT MARE – WOMEN WRITE HORROR is now available on Amazon in print and ebook format. Check out that eerie cover!

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My latest horror story, BETTER HALVES, and other disturbing tales are available in the new issue of the excellent Lovecraft eZine (#36). This piece was conceived at a Cape Cod inn whose owners had a strange obsession with mirrors…

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments! Also check out the wonderfully disturbing illustration by SandPaperDaisy Art.

“What the Storm Brings” and other unsettling tales are available in the latest issue of the excellent Lovecraft eZine (#34). This story was inspired by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the eerie anticipation-anxiety that descends on a town before a weather disaster. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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