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The Caged Bird Sings in a Darkness of Its Own Creation

NOTE FROM RICHARD: This story was originally published in the Shallow Creek anthology. I am sharing it here so that you might read it this Halloween season and get a shiver, or perhaps a flush of excitement, or maybe have some strange epiphany about the state of our existence. Whatever your reaction, I hope you […]

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Award Eligible Work

I have a few stories that are eligible for various award nominations—Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, etc. “Ring of Fire” is a sf/fantasy/horror hybrid, set in an isolated arctic location. It’s novelette length, inspired by Annihilation, The Warren, and various A24 films. This was a real challenge to write, but I […]

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Shallow Creek Anthology Out—With My Latest Story

Shallow Creek (STORGY) is a shared world anthology that is going to blow you away. I was lucky enough to get Krinkles the Clown, which ended up being a pretty weird story told in four acts—with some shifting POVs. It’s part It part Twilight Zone with a smattering of Black Mirror. “The Caged Bird Sings […]

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Complete List of Stories in Print

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: July 27, 2021 SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION (Turner Publishing / Keylight Books) IN FILTH IT SHALL BE FOUND “The Keeper of the Light” (Outcast Press) LIMINAL STORIES “Rotten to the Core” […]

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