A Girl's Guide to Fly Fishing: Reflex Fiction Volume 3
"A Girl’s Guide to Fly Fishing contains 158 flash fictions from 139 writers from across the world. These short short stories, each no longer than 360 words, were longlisted for the four rounds of the Reflex flash fiction competition held in 2019... A Girl’s Guide to Fly Fishing showcases the versatility of flash fiction. From the traditional narrative to the experimental, each of these page-long stories packs a punch greater than its word count suggests."
Selcouth Magazine #1
My story, "Five Tales from a Supernatural Dating Service," is featured in this June 2020 web magazine.
Excerpt: One rainy spring day, Talia went on a date with a selkie.
They sat in the back of a sandwich shop. Muted noise wove through the tables like water around rock—a warm greeting between friends, a woman’s deep-throated laugh. Corned beef and freshly baked bread salted the air.
At their table, seawater gathered in puddles over the wood. It dripped onto baskets of cold-cut sandwiches. The selkie fretted, spraying them with brine...
Barely Casting a Shadow: Reflex Fiction Volume 1
"Barely Casting a Shadow includes 161 stories from 138 of the best flash fiction writers in the world, all long-listed for the first four rounds of the Reflex Fiction flash fiction competition. You’ll find four winning stories: Anger Management by Charmaine Wilkerson, Jimmy Choo Shoes by Shannon Savvas, Fly Away Home by Helen Rye, and our inaugural winner, and the story that gives this anthology its name, Barely Casting a Shadow by Alicia Bakewell. You’ll find humour, sadness, love, and lots of ladybirds. Whatever your reading tastes, there’ll be something here for you."
Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story
"What can a hundred words do? They can send chills, they can bring you to tears, they can take your breath away. In often racy, always charged encounters--from wild messy breakups to a disgruntled clown dinner to quiet revelations over folded laundry--these 100-word stories take us to lightning moments when everything, big and small, is at stake. In NOTHING SHORT OF, a hundred words is all you need."
The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume Two
"One hundred and thirty-five flash fiction stories from world-wide authors selected from the long lists of the three Bath Flash Fiction Awards in 2017. These dazzling fictions, all 300 words or under, give us fresh insights into world wide concerns--from relationship issues and domestic situations tender or fraught, to war torn landscapes and the plight of the dispossessed. So much is compressed into so few words. So much will linger after reading."
My featured story, "Sleeping Beasts," was also shortlisted for the Seventh Bath Flash Fiction Award.
The Dribble Drabble Review (October 2020): House of Blood and The Instinctive Drowning Response
The Sunlight Press (October 2020): Blood Roots
Melted Butter Magazine (September 2020): Charming's Obits
The Daily Drunk (August 2020): As a Good House Should
South Broadway Ghost Society (July 2020): Standing at the Edge of the World
The Citron Review (June 2020): Start Again
Tiny Molecules (June 2020): Locked-In
Nymphs Publications (June 2020): How the Hands Break in Winter
Emerge Literary Journal (June 2020): A Moving River
Emerge Literary Journal (June 2020): Surfacing
X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine (May 2020): A Transverse Progression
Fiction Kitchen Berlin (May 2020): The Accountant's Wife
Rune Bear (May 2020): A Life Like Moments
STORGY (May 2020): Evolution of a Chef
Hypnopomp Magazine (May 2020): Vanishing Point
(mac)ro(mic) (May 2020): Made to Consume, The Incendiary Effect, We’re All Holograms Here, and Brothers of Nablus
STORGY (May 2020): Reaper in Mourning
Mookychick (April 2020): The Seventh Star
Crab Fat Magazine (April 2020): The Law of Attraction
Blind Corner Literary Magazine (April 2020): Summer Solstice
South Broadway Ghost Society (March 2020): For Your Peace of Mind
Reflex Fiction (June 2019): As Hallowed as the Earth
*Longlisted for the Spring 2019 Contest
Reflex Fiction (May 2019): Stellar Remnants
Reflex Fiction (February 2019): Waiting
Ghost Parachute (October 2018): Unearthed: A Five-Month Progression
Flash Frontier (June 2018): That Thing You Carry
*Finalist for the Micro Madness 2018 Contest
CHEAP POP (January 2018): Something Elemental
Reflex Fiction (August 2017): Something Like Peace
*Longlisted for the Summer 2017 Contest
Dually Noted (August 2017): A Day in the Life
Every Day Fiction (May 2017): Broken Hands
100 Word Story (December 2013): A Guide to Surviving Monotony
The Ampersand Review (August 2013): Water Marks
Milk Sugar (August 2013): Balm
Twin Pies Literary (October 2020): A Sequence You Finally Learned
dreams walking (September 2020): The Widow
Anti-Heroin Chic (April 2020): A Bright Spark in the Distance
Last One to the Bridge by Kathy Joy, published by 1888 Center (December 2017)
"Writer of the Week" at Maudlin House (February 2018)