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I've got a new piece out today in Trash to Treasure Lit! I wrote this over the summer and worried it had a technical glitch in the third act that I couldn't (and didn't want to?) figure out. I was convinced it needed more work before I'd be able to submit it somewhere. But for some reason, I couldn't bring myself to do that work. So it sat around on my computer for several months before I came across Trash to Treasure Lit. Samantha, TTT's founding editor, is always looking for stories, poems, and essays that haven't found a home anywhere else, and she was very welcoming to this little piece. So I am happy to announce that "Garage Sailing" has been unleashed upon the world!

FYI: The doll-man in this story is based on a real...person? I encountered at an estate sale this summer. He's pictured above #AlbertLives.

So if you like garage sales and creepy life-sized man dolls, “Garage Sailing” is the story 4 U!

Read here for free:

And if you have a piece you've self-rejected for whatever reason, submit it to Samantha here:

I've been excited to share this for a while, and it's finally here! Back in 2019, I was an honorable mention in the Third Corona Book of Horror, for my story "Glitch." "Glitch" is now coming out in my debut collection THE POORLY MADE AND OTHER THINGS, which is releasing sometime in Spring 2024, from William Morrow Press. But Lewis was so taken with the story that he asked if I had anything I could send in for the Fourth Corona Book of Horror Stories. I shared a few with him, but the one he really clicked with was a little ditty I whipped up back in February called "There is a Man in Edith's Home." Some stories need a lot of tending, but this was one of those lucky ones that comes out in just a couple of drafts. Edith's been giggling around the back of my mind for several months now, and I'm so thrilled to be setting her loose at last. I think y'all are gonna love her. God speed, Edith!

Dig into your copy of The Fourth Corona Book of Horror Stories here:

For anyone who missed my recent reading with Story Hour, the event has been recorded and posted to Facebook! Catch my reading of "OG Killer Kush," a spoOoky weed horror story, and Jose Pablo Iriarte's reading of a couple wonderful pieces here:

"OG Killer Kush" will be appearing this fall in Strange Weeds, a charity anthology benefiting the Last Prisoner project. Learn more about Last Prisoner here:

And pre-order your copy of Strange Weeds here:

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