For Friday the 13th, a tale of harbingers and doom averted:
Appears in: When the World Stopped: A Collection of Infectious Stories (Owl Hollow Press)
Release Date: October 2020
Summary: Sophie’s quarantine takes an odd turn when she develops a telepathic connection with the sketchy guy loitering near her building. A pseudoscientific rom-com about these weird times.
Buy a copy of When the World Stopped from Owl Hollow Press.
Appears in: On Time (Transmundane Press)
Release Date: Sept. 27/2020
Summary: A dimension-hopping war arrives at a downtown police station after a trailer on cinder blocks materializes in the middle of traffic. The young woman in the holding cell has a strange story to tell – if she lives long enough.
Buy a copy of On Time from Transmundane Press.
It’s probably best to go into Robert Eggers’s latest film blind – although after seeing it, I’m happy to report, I still couldn’t tell you what precisely was going on.
Tim Burton’s lavish Dumbo remake is a visually stunning update that captures the sorrow and joy of the original.
Appears in: Rhythm & Bones Issue #1
Release Date: July 10/2018
Summary: A young girl finds herself appointed judge, jury, and executioner in an otherworldly dispute.
Read it for free at Rhythm & Bones, where you can also download the whole issue in PDF form. (Or, read on below).
Good Omens, an early work by fantasy legends Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is in many ways a familiar tale.
Appears in: The Fulcrum
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Summary: Seven-year-old Jessie’s imaginary friend is a princess. Lily’s is a hard-drinking, hard-boiled private investigator.
1st place winner of The Fulcrum Fiction Contest.
Read it in The Fulcrum.