My Story ‘The Ifrit’ is included in ‘Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume II’. Link below:
A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court is now available on Kindle and Nook. This anthology features my story ‘The Enemy of my Enemy’.
I was really drawn to the concept of this anthology: I love mythology and folk tales, and have done since I was old enough to decipher words on a page. My story is something of a cautionary tale that deals with the dangers of getting involved with the faerie folk, be they good or evil, and I tried to draw on common themes of bargaining, gifts and changelings to make a story that could fit in with some of the dark fairy tales I read as a child.
I’m really looking forward to reading the other stories in this anthology!
A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court
Synopsis of A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court: The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the second volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Unseelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “evil” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.
Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Unseelie Court, from authors both established and new, including Michael Shimek, Deedee Davies, and Nick Bryan.
But don’t be surprised if these faeries decide to play with their food.
I’ve been wracking my brains for the last month, trying to think of some ideas for 2 anthologies that close tomorrow, but continually drawing a blank. I thought maybe a looming deadline might inspire me, but it appears not. However, I stumbled across another anthology closing tomorrow that actually did give me an idea, so I spent most of today researching and writing about Mars. I also somehow unintentionally ended up with a subtext about over-exploitation of dwindling resources. Hurrah for randomness!
This is another one where I started it wondering how on earth I’d ever find 1500 words to write and ended up wondering how I was ever going to fit the story into 3000 words. That seems to happen a lot around here…
Samhain Horror currently has an open call for submissions to their new Gothic Horror Anthology.
Submissions are open until September 15th, and they’re looking for novella-length stories of 25,000 – 30,000 words.