“Blame” included in Stoker Awards prelim ballot

My techno-horror story Blame has been included in the preliminary ballot for the Stoker Awards. This story was originally published by The Dread Machine and was selected as a 2022 Brave New Weird award winner (available to pre-order now in print or ebook).

Blame is a “found footage” story consisting of emails, Slack conversations, Reddit threads, phone transcripts, and more unusual artifacts like git commits, JIRA tickets, door entry logs … even a Walmart receipt.

Like many found footage tales, the story is ultimately pieced together based on incomplete information. Multiple reads of the story should reveal new hidden details that may change your interpretation of the ending.

You can read Blame for free here.

Content warning(s): misogyny, sexual assault (mentioned), suicide (mentioned)