Short story in The Dark

The February issue of The Dark is out, containing

“The Crying Bride” by Carrie Laben
“The Little Beast” by Octavia Cade (reprint)
“The Red Forest” by Angela Slatter (reprint)

and also “Butterflies and Hurricanes”, a new short story of mine about demon conjuring in Regency London:

The calling cards arrived with the morning milk. Three quarters of an hour later, as told by the clock that discarded eight minutes every day and gained it back with interest when a certain word was spoken, two gentlemen took their seats in the clean brown parlour…

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‘Unravelling’ up at Lackington’s

Only slightly belated: my story Unravelling is now up at Lackington’s, along with the rest of a wonderful issue! The Issue 5 theme is ‘beldams’, with a focus on deconstruction, and my story does feature the rather literal deconstruction of a witch, so… take that as a content warning, I guess, if a little gore is not quite your thing. And look out for the Turkish drop spindle in Paula Arwen Owen’s great illustration! ❤

For the curious, the real thing looks like this:

Spindles

Story in Star Quake 2 Anthology

This was a bit of bright news: my story ‘The Poet and the Lily’ (SQ Mag, Nov. 2013) was chosen for inclusion in the SQ Mag anthology for 2013, Star Quake 2, available for order here. The TOC is here, so you can see all the other amazing authors in it.

I have other short story news (about new stories, even!) coming up, but I’m going to keep it to myself for now, because I never quite trust ETAs until they materialise.