Listen to “Scrapple” on the NoSleep Podcast

My microfiction horror story Scrapple is featured as the cold open on this week’s episode of The NoSleep Podcast. The story starts at 2:07. Listen for free on your favorite podcast app.

“What It Feels Like to Die” published in Martian Magazine

My sci-fi drabble What It Feels Like to Die has been published in Issue 7 of Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles. When you wake up in a Rejuvenator, you don’t remember anything about how you died … even if someone killed you.

“Mama?” Madelyn asked. “What does it feel like to die?”

“It’s like falling asleep. Except when you fall asleep, you wake up in the same place. When you die, you wake up in a Rejuvenator.”

Three drabbles published in the Short Horror Stories anthology

Three of my horror drabbles, Curiosity Kills, The Fog of War, and Scrapple, have been published in the Short Horror Stories anthology by Shacklebound Books.

  • Curiosity Kills tells the story of a cat who brings home an increasingly disturbing series of offerings to its owner.
  • The Fog of War is about a WWI soldier and the horrors of trench warfare.
  • Scrapple is the story of a battered woman and her abusive husband, and what happens when they stop off at a roadside diner for breakfast.

Nine drabbles published in the Nom Nom anthology

Nine of my horror drabbles have been published in the Nom Nom Halloween drabble anthology by Black Hare Press. The first six are originals; the other three are reprints.

  • Sharp Candy. Look before you eat.
  • Fresh Sushi. They taste best raw.
  • Under Leaves. Bury me next.
  • What Remains? Fucked around. Found out.
  • Sending Hugs. Never look back.
  • Practical Joke. You’ll die laughing.
  • The Angel. Just like her mother.
  • Curiosity Kills. Look what the cat dragged in.
  • Third Eye. You can only keep two.

Three drabbles published in Drabbledark II

Three of my horror drabbles have been published in the Drabbledark II anthology by Shacklebound Books.

  • Everything Your Know About Witches is about a witch being burned at the stake, who insists that everything her killer knows about witches is wrong.
  • The Angel is about a father and daughter eating their last meal before the zombies come.
  • The Last Fantasy is a sci-fi horror about a brain upload technician who browses through his beautiful patient’s mind drive in search of her deepest, darkest fantasies.