This year, I have been focusing on short fiction. And… I have a pair of anthologies with my name in the table of contents! Let me introduce you to these books.
First, you can order a copy of Well, This is Tense, an anthology of horror shorts all in second person. My piece, “Crawling Back,” is a take on attachment disorder that is sure to unsettle. It was announced as one of the top three of the collection overall.
Second, you can preorder a copy of Rewired: Divergent Experiences of Horror. This is an anthology I’m especially proud to be a part of, as a large portion of it is dedicated to neurodiverse experiences. My piece, “The Seams in Your Skin,” is autism + Carrie + my experience of sensory discomfort + feelings of alienness in high school.
You may have noticed both anthologies are horror.
I know; I’m as surprised as you! I never thought horror was for me. But after the global upheaval of the past two or three years, I’m finding something deeply cathartic in the genre, both as a reader and a writer. My pieces aren’t gratuitously horrific. They are quieter, more aimed at psychological discomfort in a literary tone. While there is violence, it is minimally described.
The year of short fiction has more to give! Stay tuned! There are more links and announcements on the horizon…