“Maribelle Remembers Ice” Published at Niteblade

I have a new short story up at Niteblade today. It’s called “Maribelle Remembers Ice.” Here’s an excerpt:

Maribelle’s eyes open. This time will be different, she thinks and looks to her right. Sea urchins stick out of the ice cave’s walls, purple spines swaying whenever the wind disturbs them and bumblebees freeze in the air, on the verge of buzzing, but never quite.

Read the rest on the site and be sure to check out the rest of the issue as well. There’s some great stuff in there! There’s even an illustration by Marge Simon for my story, which is so beyond awesome. “Maribelle” started as a free-writing exercise. I had an image of a woman in an ice hut, waking from a dream, surrounded by sea urchins in my head and the story tumbled out from there. It goes down a dark path, but I hope you enjoy it.

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New Story Up at Linger Fiction

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life has been hectic and the day job is eating up most of my time. But I wanted to pop in and let you know I have a new story up at Linger Fiction today called, “Love in Pieces.” Want to know the really cool part? The issue is filled with the lovely folks over at Absolute Write. How cool is that? We W1S1 people are talking over the world (err, the Internet) one publication at a time. 🙂

So go ahead and check out my story and read the entire issue while you’re at it. There’s some good stuff in there.

“Wake Up Weight” Published

250133728_1feee80d2fSorry I’ve been remiss in my posting lately, but life sometimes beckons me away from this blogging thing. I just wanted to let you know that I had a short-short story published today over at Six Sentences called “Wake Up Weight.”

And a tidbit of background information for you: I actually woke up a few weeks ago and felt like someone was sitting next to me. It was weird, but I’m glad for brain misfires, because creativity bounds in those awkward, “Am I awake or am I dreaming?” moments.

More soon, I promise.