Two exes and their new girlfriends on double-date hell night at the rankest pizza dive in creation end up biting off more than they can chew. A bittersweet first-contact story best consumed nowhere near mealtime.
Lovely cover for the Black Static 78/79 Double Issue, which includes my paraforensics & secret histories story “Of Wrath.”
My story “Nightshift in Strange Rain” is out in the February 2021 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. From the publisher: “Green blood and trench coats and death in the rain—an old-fashioned murder detective and his coroner ex-flame tackle a newfangled problem in this retrofuture gumshoe tale set in a small town not at all close to you. “
♥ Huge love to all librarians everywhere.♥
In “Otherwhen,” a young woman obsesses over the exact measurement of seconds and minutes to process trauma after seriously injuring a possible time traveller in a highway collision. Look for this one in 2021 from the new Canadian speculative literary magazine Fusion Fragment.
Very happy to say the January/February 2019 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine includes my story “The Dead Man’s Dog.”
This one features an underworld crime scene cleaner who has trouble connecting with her fellow humans but finds her world changed the day a dead man’s dog unexpectedly follows her home from a job.
Full table of contents here.
Microfiction! Here’s a link to 200 CCs – Year One in paperback. Includes my micro story “Halloween: an Unlove Story.”
I’m seriously hesitant to say anything about this story for fear of accidental spoilery action. Needless to say, it’s awesome UK’s Flame Tree Press would like to include my serial-murderer bit of nastiness “REDUX” in one of their gorgeous volumes. Look for it soon: MURDER MAYHEM.
Salty Salt Sue met Fat Johnny Little at a card game so hot it burned a girl, the sultry Louisiana night dampening her clothes, making her tingle from the waist down. She sat next to Vinnie DeLuca, who bore a passing resemblance to Dillinger—his pencil moustache and fancy cigar and straight flush minus one—with her knee crooked over the arm of his chair like she could keep her legs anchored solid that way, keep everything from going south. . .
My story “Hardly Never in Vegas” is out today in Nautilus Magazine. Incredible illustrations by Angie Wang.
My eensy-weensy backwards-unfolding fable of love and death is out today! “Three Times” officially sees the light of day alongside a bevy of other tales of beauty and strangeness in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4.
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Author and all-round accomplished fellow Daniel A. Rabuzzi chatted me up for his art and lit site, Lobster & Canary. Want to hear about dead pigeons in the freezer? How about which artists, living or dead, I’d have over for dinner? Read to find out.