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"The Sea of Wives" at PodCastle
My dark little selkie story is up now at PodCastle !  (First new publication to actually hit in like forever.) Basically, I'm relatively fond of selkies as a concept anyway, and then I read an article about the culture and conditions surrounding Alaskan fis...
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Alrighty, thanks for replying, and good luck with getting it publislished^^
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A House, Haunted
We
spent the night in a haunted house.  We
didn’t have to.  No one forced us.  We’re not sure now why we did. There
were no horrifying apparitions.  No blood
dripped slowly from the ceiling.  Nothing
moaned or whispered.  No fingers clutched
or trailed soft...
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The Squid of Despair
The Squid of Despair takes up most of the living room now. Its muddy, brown-­gray skin saps the brightness from the room, or perhaps simply highlights the lack already there. It rolls a dinner-plate­-sized eye at me as I step over its sprawled tentacles. I ...
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Purity
Count Darigon cackled as the Sword refused to budge. “I know you, King Amberion,” he rasped.  "You are a thoughtful leader and a complicated man. You are good . But the Sword can be wielded only by the pure of heart. Can you truly say that you have never si...
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Daylight Encounter
I saw something move in the garage of the house on the end, and I thought, “Deer,” because Dad says they’re like rats and get everywhere.  Then it lifted its head, and it didn’t have a snout, but the flat nose of a monkey and a big hairy beard at the end of...
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Excerpts from the Self-Guided Tour of the World Serpent Informational Center
The hallway is long and walled in tile and steel, but you will notice it does not echo.  The constant rush of saltwater and poison outside is an unending susurrus that swallows sound.  First-time visitors 
often feel that the structure is pulsing faintly, t...
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Malfunctions
Timothy turned on the tap. “The water isn’t working right,” said Betty. And it wasn’t.  It flowed out of the tap and down to the sink, clear and cold to the touch, but it wouldn’t get anything wet.  He added coffee grounds to the filter holder and they just...
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Morning After the Sun Did Not Rise
The bed hovered over the immeasurable void. Kinny and I hadn't worked up the courage to enter it yet. A chill wind blew up from beneath, and all around was blackness. Somewhere, a dog barked. “Pretty sure it’s your turn to let her out,” Kinny said. “If our ...
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Hunting
He fills in the crossword while he waits. He does not skulk in bushes, not anymore, not since he learned about Starbucks; cafes; newspapers. He shaves often, especially during the week of the full moon. Hunting is a mental state as much as an action. He sip...
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Quarter Reads
By the by, I remain interested/amused by Quarter Reads, where I have uploaded several stories .  The ten dollars is a bit of a high initial ask, but it's almost intoxicating flitting around the archives, picking out stories to buy for $0.25 each.   Plus, no...
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Amortized
The summoning booth has a line.  I scuff the leather on my loafers and  check my phone.  I don't really have time, but without a PowerPoint  demon to run my presentation, I don't have anything else to do.  I  hope I won't be late. The fat idiot inside can't...
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Feeding Time
I woke to a soft weight on my shoulders and back, followed by a
prickling as claws dug in, pressing through the fleece and the sheet. “It’s like three a.m., cat,” I mumbled into my pillow.  “I’m not getting up to feed you.” The claws dug in, and I heard him...
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Amateur wordsmith with delusions of grandeur.
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