Complete List of Stories in Print

Books

Here is a complete list of all of my stories that are in print, or digital only format.
It’s in reverse chronological order. Enjoy!

UPDATED: December 15, 2018

It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life
“The Many Faces of Horror: Craft Techniques” (non-fiction)
(Crystal Lake Publications)

Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations – “Golden Sun” novelette
with Damien Angelica Walters, Michael Wehunt, and Kristi DeMeester
(Written Backwards)

Mythos Magazine – “White Picket Fences”

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Gorgon: Stories of Emergence – “Undone” (Pantheon)

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Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road – “Requital” (Crystal Lake Publishing)

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Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre
“Storytelling Techniques” (non-fiction)
(Crystal Lake Publishing)

Deciduous Tales (Debut Issue) – “Nodus Tollens”

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Behold: Oddities Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders – “Hiraeth”
(Crystal Lake Publishing)

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The Soul Standard – Golden Geese (novella) (Dzanc Books)

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Blue Monday Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 – “How Not to Come Undone”

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Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories – “Repent” (Crystal Lake Publishing)

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Tribulations (Crystal Lake Publishing / Cemetery Dance)

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Chiral Mad 3 – “The Offering on the Hill” (Written Backwards)

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Blue Monday Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 – “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave”

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Gaia: Shadow & Breath Vol. 2 – “Asking for Forgiveness” (Pantheon Magazine)

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Slave Stories – “From Within” (Omnium Gatherum)

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Cemetery Dance #72 – “Chasing Ghosts”

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XIII: Stories of Transformation – “Chrysalis” (Resurrection House)

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Truth or Dare? – “Shackled to the Shadows” (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)

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22 More Quick Shivers – “Homecoming” (Daily Nightmare)

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Dead Harvest – “Bringing in the Sheaves” (Scarlett Galleon Publications)

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Qualia Nous – “The Jenny Store” (Written Backwards)

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Pantheon Magazine (Ares Issue) – “The God of War”

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Penumbra Magazine (Pain Issue) – “Balance Sheet”

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Horror 101: This Way Forward – essay,
“The Journey of ‘Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” (non-fiction)
(Crystal Lake Publishing)

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Shadows Over Main Street – “White Picket Fences”
(Hazardous Press / Cutting Block Books)

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Gaia: Shadow and Breath – “Flowers for Jessica” (Pantheon Magazine)

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Vignettes from the End of the World  – “This is How It Ends, My Love.”

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Pantheon Magazine (Aphrodite Issue) – “Rapture”

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Trouble in the Heartland – “Because the Night” (Gutter Books)

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Pantheon Magazine (Dionysus Issue) – “Head Like a Hole”

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Chiral Mad 2 – “Playing With Fire” (Written Backwards)

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Fear the Reaper – “The Culling” (Crystal Lake Publishing)

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Best of the Horror Society 2013 – “Victimized”

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Reloaded: Both Barrels, Volume 2 – “Trinity” (One Eye Press)

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Bleed – “Death Knell” (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)

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Cipher Sisters – “Dance, Darling” (Thunderdome Press)

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Booked Anthology – “Surrender” (Booked Podcast)

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Staring into the Abyss (Kraken Press)


Daddy Cool – “Bloodline” (Artistically Declined Press)

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Best of Surreal Grotesque – “Vision Quest”

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Midwestern Gothic – “Garage Sales”

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Arcadia Magazine – “Chrysalis”

“Transmogrify”

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Sanitarium Magazine – “Bringing in the Sheaves”

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Weird Fiction Review – “Flowers for Jessica”

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Into the Darkness – “The Wastelands” (Necro Publications)

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Nova Parade – “On a Bent Nail Head” (Solarcide)

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Terror Scribes – “Transmogrify” (Dog Horn Publishing)

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One Buck Horror – “Wicker Park Pause”

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Gargoyle Magazine – “Tinkering With the Moon”

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Curbside Splendor – “Divining”

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Slices of Flesh – “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” (Dark Moon Books)

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In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words – “The Jenny Store” (Thunderdome Press)

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Dark Moon Digest Presents: Vampires! – “Transmogrify” (Dark Moon Books)

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Warmed and Bound – “Say Yes to Pleasure” (Velvet Press)

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Speedloader – “Herniated Roots” (Snubnose Press)

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“Victimized”

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Shivers VI – “Stillness” (Cemetery Dance)

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Podcasts – An Update of My Recorded Work

If you’re not absolutely sick of hearing my voice, here’s some stuff to consider—podcasts! With so much going on these days, I thought I’d post up some of my podcasts that I’ve done over the last couple of years. Two places that you should for sure keep on your lists, and subscribe to if possible (iTunes, etc.) are the Velvet Podcast series and the Booked Podcasts,who are currently running a series on the Warmed and Bound authors. Lots of great information and entertainment at both of these sites, so be sure to bookmark, get your RSS Feed on, whatever.

1. Episode 16: Great Writers Edit. Bad Writers Discuss Editing on a Podcast.

I join authors Caleb J. Ross (Stranger Will), Gordon Highland (Major Inversions) and Gavin Pate (The Way to Get Here). Nobody enjoys editing, but we all go at it differently.
Don’t mind the tornadoes in the background. I was hiding in the basement for a bit, if you notice me dropping off the recording for awhile.

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2. Richard Thomas Booked Podcast Inverview

I join Livius Nedin and Robb Ols0n over at Booked Podcast to talk about Warmed and Bound, and a lot of other stuff: my novel Transubstantiate,
The Cult, Speedloader and my reviewing at The Nervous Breakdown. Great time.

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3. Episode 008: Don’t Pull My Hair Unless You Mean It

I join writers Nik Korpon (Stay God), Pela Via (Warmed and Bound) and Nic Young to grind out the topic of sex and violence in fiction
and their complex relationship to sadistic bedfellows, love and shock.

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4. AWP Live Reading at Leela’s (Denver, Colorado)

Live reading from my novel Transubstantiate.

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5. BOOKS AND BOOZE

Questions and answers. You know the drill.

They’re saying good things about Speedloader (Snubnose Press)

So I’m always curious to see what total strangers have to say about my writing. Speedloader (Snubnose Press) is getting some love over at Amazon and Goodreads, so I thought I’d share the kind words that these readers had to say about my story “Herniated Roots.” So far mostly five stars, nothing worse than four, from what I’ve seen.

“…trust me–this is noir burned to a crisp. I’ve seen a lot of Richard Thomas lately (Shotgun Honey, Dirty Noir). He delivers here with the seriously depressing Herniated Roots. A recovering alcoholic finds a girl who proves to be his true love. Or the cause of his slow death. Something like that. The message that “You’re screwed!” comes through loud and clear and brilliant. The character’s meandering yet inevitable demise proves to be (somehow) very satisfying.”

“What a nicely balanced group of stories to debut from Snubnose Press. They are companionable yet each one has a different tone, setting, style. Of course, as if often the case, a writer will choose the story most like he/she would write, or hope to write, and in my case I would single out the story that leaked the least amount of testosterone: Herniated Roots by Richard Thomas. (Not meant to offend, Mr. Thomas) It was a story that was most about prose. The language was lovely, the story well told. Thanks for a great debut from a wonderful group of writers. Nary a miss in the collection.”

“Richard Thomas’ Transubstantiate (currently on promo at 71p ) has just landed on my Kindle based on how good his effort here was.”

NOT BAD, yeah?