Standalone Short Fiction


Slip through a portal to another world . . .

Visit fractured futures, mythological Otherworlds, and shadows of the past in these frightening, fantastical, and futuristic speculative short stories.



Children of Earth


Zero-waste living comes at a cost.

Mirella has a messy basement suite, a messy crush, and a messy problem.

Eco-anxiety takes on a life of its own in this body-horror-riffic rom-com about a goblin-mode girl, toenail cryptids & a shared compost bin.

Children of Earth is recommended for all ages.

Coming Soon from Fantasy Magazine


Hollow


Ever wondered what goes on on the other side of the screen?

A body double has a dark encounter on a late-night shoot.

Lightly eerie, Twilight Zone-esque horror inspired by the author's ill-fated travels (travails?) through Hollywood North. Suitable for all ages.

Coming Soon from TBA (Audio Adaptation Only)


Castoffs in It Was All a Dream: An Anthology of Bad Horror Tropes Done Right


Payment by the pound . . .

A decade later, a demon shows up to collect his payment. Dinner aims to deliver.

My gross-out horror-comedy short Castoffs (all-time fave editors' notes have included "extravagantly bizarre," "equal parts tantalizing and perverse," & "fun in its own insane, visceral way") is just one of 28 tropey tales of horror and madness collected in this subversive anthology featuring a star-studded lineup and custom b&w retro-horror-style interior artwork for every story.

Edited by Brandon Applegate. Cover art by Evangeline Gallagher. Interior art by Christopher Castillo Díaz.

Castoffs is recommended for all ages. It Was All a Dream anthology is recommended for mature audiences.

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A Song of Dark Things in Unknown Realms: A Fiction-Atlas Press Anthology


When being stolen away by the fairies offers more opportunity than trying to live in the real world, there’s only one thing to do— plan a heist.

Desperate to escape a dead-end future in the Scottish Highlands, a musical teen makes a deal with the fae to achieve her dreams of stardom, only to discover her heart's desire comes at an unexpected cost.

Contemporary dark fantasy inspired by Scottish folkore Thomas the Rhymer & The Fiddlers of Tomnahurich for fans of Holly Black, S. Jae-Jones, & Melissa Marr—plus NINE other speculative stories in this multi-author anthology.

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On the Edge


There are two types of stories about fairyland. Ones where the traveller returns...and the other kind.

A New Adult Dark Fantasy about walking on water, adulthood & escaping reality in the Scottish Highlands.

This story first appeared in Enchanted Conversation: A Fairytale Magazine (June 2019) and was reprinted in Frozen Wavelets by The Earthian Hivemind (licensed 2019/reprinted 2022).

It has one of the author's (and readers', apparently) favourite endings, and comments include: "exceptional and lyrically beautiful" and "It's got the spooky, fair folk vibes that I live for; the atmosphere really just shines in this."

Read on Enchanted Conversation Read on Frozen Wavelets (Reprint)


The Unsought Light in Seasons Unceasing


Family. Freedom. Fate. What do you do when there are no good choices left?

When an otherworldly stranger offers a chance at escape from the stifling bonds of impending arranged marriage, duty and desire collide in a war that threatens to bring down her family, her clan, and her village.

This gothic retelling of Japanese folktale The Maiden of Unai is a historical tragic romance in the vein of Rome & Juliet with a supernatural twist and is available as a standalone ebook and in the Worldsmyths Publishing anthology Seasons Unceasing.

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