Double publication day for me, with two stories now available for purchase. They’ll both be up on the web eventually, but I thought people might want an early look.
First up, “Gorilla in the Streets,” in Diabolical Plots, Year Five, with stories from me, Beth Cato, Nin Harris and more, available from Amazon and Kobo. This story is one of my personal favorites – it deals with some accessibility issues, but also, and this is very important, it’s about a gorilla.
Second, “The Girl and the House, in Nightmare, my personal response to reading waaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many of those Gothic novels featuring, well, a Girl and a House. My ending is just a touch darker than some of those novels. The individual issue can be purchased here, but I strongly recommend subscribing to Nightmare if you’re into horror at all – it’s a much better deal than buying individual issues. If like me you’re toting along a Samsung Galaxy, the Weightless Books subscription seemed to be the easiest format.
My short story Death and Death Again just went live up at Nightmare Magazine.
Since I’ve been yelled about not warning people about this sort of thing before, warning: this story is pure, unadulterated horror. Like horror movie style horror. Not one of my usual indulgences, but sometimes fear and terror just has to crawl out.
There’s also an interview here where I chat a bit about my inability to come up with character names. This has actually reached the point of being a pretty bad joke, but in this case, it happened not because I couldn’t figure out the right names (the usual problem) but because I was writing in a fit of pure irritation, and quite honestly reached the end before realizing that I’d done it again. Ah well.
Available for purchase today, the July issue of Nightmare Magazine, which includes my story “Death and Death Again.” You can pick it up here. It’s a little foray into pure, unadulterated horror.
And available for preorder today, Upgraded, an anthology of cyborg stories edited by Neil Clarke, containing my story, “Memories and Wire.” You can preorder it here. The book should be available later this month; I’m really looking forward to seeing the other stories in it.
That both these pieces are appearing in the same month is a fun coincidence, given their somewhat similar themes – especially since although I don’t think I’d classify “Memories and Wire” as pure horror, it’s definitely edging in that direction.
(The other little story coming out this month from Daily Science Fiction is something else entirely, but more on that later.)