2022 was another very busy year for me. As of December 1st, I will have published almost 80 stories this year alone. Of those, 37 were originals (1 novella, 14 short stories, 7 flash, and 15 drabbles) and the other 41 were reprints (18 short stories, 1 flash, 11 podcasts, 12 drabbles).
If you’re nominating for any of the major horror, sci-fi, or other awards out there (Hugo, Nebula, Stoker, Astounding, etc.), I’d love your support. Continue reading for my Top Ten Stories of 2022.
My Top Ten
In my opinion, these are the ten best stories I published in 2022. Most are available to read here on my website, but a few are still within their windows of exclusivity and can’t be reprinted yet. If you’re interested in reading any of those, contact me and I’ll get you a free copy.
For a full list of everything I published in 2022, including reprints, drabbles, and podcasts, visit the Publications page.
Techno-horror found footage (3,900 words)
The Dread Machine, Issue 2.2
⭐ 2022 Prelim Ballot: Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
⭐ Brave New Weird: The Best New Weird Horror, Vol. 1
The Man Who Ate the Road
Weird horror (2,900 words)
Haven Spec, Issue Seven
A Piece of the Sky
Sci-fi horror (1,000 words)
The Dread Machine, Issue 2.4
Sci-fi eco-horror (4,000 words)
Close Your Eyes
Post-apocalyptic horror (2,200 words)
A Thing of Beauty
Body horror(7,400 words)
Screaming in the Night by Sinister Smile Press
Feed the Worm
Cosmic horror (3,900 words)
Beautiful Darkness by Dragon Soul Press
The Salt Circle
Weird fiction (2,800 words)
The Literary Hatchet #32
Modern fantasy (500 words)
Dark Recesses Press, Vol. 6, Issue 14