A Coffin Story

No, I don’t normally write stories about young women who sleep in coffins, but I wrote this on a dare a while back, and just didn’t try too hard to get it published. But now it’s live at Up the Staircase Quarterly, so go have a read.

Also, just got another story (this one being much more surreal) accepted at a new mag called  Bourbon Penn, which publishes “imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd.”  And I will be a regular contributor to Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s Weird Fiction Review besides my monthly column for Fantasy Matters.

Academic me has been busy. My conference paper on Kanai Mieko was accepted for the “Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art” at the American Comparative Literature Association conference (goodness, that was quite a mouthful, wasn’t it?).  That makes two delicious conferences dealing with the fantastic and uncanny. School is out, and so there is the week from hell of grading, but then there shall be weeks upon weeks of writing, which will be lovely. And I’ll start blogging like a normal human as opposed to shouting out news like I’ve been doing all semester–there’s just been so precious little time.

Just for fun, go check out the most wicked and wonderful monkey on the internet.


One thought on “A Coffin Story

  1. Mmmmm, that is delicious-nasty. Is delicious-nasty the technical definition of The Grotesque?
    Love your writing and will be returning daily.

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