Halloween Story List

For the month of October I posted 31 horror stories (mixed in with a poem and an incredible essay) on 31 almost consecutive days. Here’s what I chose:

1.) “Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller. Nightmare Magazine.

2.) “The Old Nurse’s Story” by Elizabeth Gaskell.

3.) “The Girl Who Escaped from Hell” by Rahul Kanakia. Nightmare Magazine.

4.) “The Man in the Black Suit” by Stephen King. The New Yorker.

5.) “The Spindly Man” by Stephen Graham Jones. The Dark Magazine.

6.) “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. The New Yorker.

7.) “Damnatio Ad Bestias” by Kristi DeMeester. Apex Magazine.

8.) “Inverted” by Joey Cormeau. Joyland.

9.) “The Phantom Coach” by Amelia B. Edwards. Slattery’s Art of Horror.

10.) “The Gift” by Robert Shearman. The Dark Magazine.

11.) “Red Mask” by Jessica May Lin. Shimmer Magazine.

12.) “The Lady of the House of Love” by Angela Carter. Electric Literature.

13.) Friday the Furteenth by Ryan C. Bradley. Channillo.

14.) “The Story of William Wilson” by Edgar Allen Poe.

15.) “Where Angels Come In” by Adam L.G. Nevill. Nightmare Magazine.

16.) “Too Many Deaths” by Gabino Igelsias. Mad Hat Lit.

17.) “Stay” by Daniel Jose Older. Fireside Fiction.

18.) “There’s a Hole in the City” by Richard Bowles. Nightmare Magazine.

19.) Original Flash by Ryan C. Bradley: If you vote for Trump, you’re voting for nuclear fire searing off the flesh of children.

20-23.) Spectator and Spooks(5 stories, 2 essays, and 1 interview)

24.) “A Diet of Worms” by Valeria Valdez. Nightmare Magazine via Dread Central.

25.) “Postcards from Natalie” by Carrie Laben. The Dark Magazine.

26.) “Haunting Olivia” by Karen Russell. The New Yorker.

27.) “Houses Under the Sea” by Caitlin Kiernan. Nightmare Magazine.

28.) “Mulberry Boys” by Margot Lanagan. Lightspeed Magazine.

29.) “Half-Hanged Mary” by Margaret Atwood.

30.) “Cruel Sistah” by Nisi Shawl. Nightmare Magazine.

31.) “In Front of a Live Studio Audience” by Ryan C. Bradley. Tethered by Letters.

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“In Front of a Live Studio Audience”

New flash fiction up as part of the Tethered by Letters‘s group writing project “Cue Laugh Track.” The other pieces are great too and they’ll be posting a new one each week.

Cue laugh track. I know what to do, how to stand and how to smile like a TV star because the electric buzzing lets up if I do everything right. When it wants me to stand straight, my back tingles where it’s bent. If I ignore it, or if I move the wrong way, walk away from a conversation I’m not supposed to, it will give me a full blown shock that leaves me shaking (and shocked again) if I can’t clamp it down. It keeps hurting me until the lights go out.

Continue reading here!

Spectator and Spooks Issue 1 Now Available

Hey. It’s Saturday. There’s not much to do. It’s not rainy in Boston but maybe when and where you’re reading this it. Let the world fade away as you devour the debut issue of Spectator and Spooks, a magazine some friends and I spent the past three months working on. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn good in my humble opinion.