I wrote a story about a flower pot who goes through some things; it’s called “The Pot” and it’s up at Jellyfish Review today! Many thank to editor Christopher James for being such a delightful person. Also, it’s Jellyfish Review’s 6th Anniversary! Happy Anniversary, JR, and here’s to many more!
I was delighted to find “The Tunnel” (from Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day) mentioned in this article about short horror stories by Sam Reader over at TorNightfire.com. The list also includes the story “Fingers” by Rachael Heng, which appeared in last year’s Tiny Nightmares anthology, which also featured my story “Pictures of Heaven.” The list as a whole is a good one, too—can’t go wrong with Brian Evenson, The Twilight Zone, or Lisa Tuttle’s recently re-issued Nest of Nightmares! And I am officially adding Kevin Brockmeier’s The Ghost Variations to my TBR list.
I have a story called “Dandelions” coming out next March in Small Odysseys, the first-ever anthology from Selected Shorts. In celebration of their 35th Anniversary, Small Odysseys will present 35 original stories from writers who have been featured on Selected Shorts, including Aimee Bender, Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat, Lauren Groff, Etgar Keret, Victor LaValle, myself, and many more. Edited by Hannah Tinti, with a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Now available to pre-order.
The 35 stories in this volume will also be honored in a full-day event at the time of publication, performed live at Symphony Space in New York and streamed in real time all over the globe.
If you’re in London this weekend, my story “The Book” (from Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day) will be performed at WordTheatre as part of their MISSING YOU program, alongside stories by Ben Okri, Kevin Brockmeier, Ann Beattie, Brian Doyle, John Edgar Wideman, and Allan Gurganus. Readers will include Olivia Williams, Harriet Walter, Rhashan Stone, Damien Molony, Lesley Nicol, Guy Paul, and MyAnna Buring (who will be reading “The Book”). Tickets available here.