The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno, a charity anthology to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which focuses on providing support to cancer patients and their loved ones. This anthology contains my story Scarred, along with work by Mary Robinette Kowal, the late Jay Lake, Kaaron Warren, and others.
Violet carved her hate into her flesh one name at a time.
Her skin was riddled with scars, some barely visible, others dark and ruddy. The oldest, the first name, was on her right ankle, above the knobby bone. It revealed a halting progress, with many gaps in between the lines and curves.
He suffered for a long time.
A is for Apocalypse, edited by Rhonda Parrish. This anthology includes my story U is for Umbrella along with stories by Beth Cato, Alexandra Seidel, Kenneth Schneyer, and others.
I can’t stop watching the clock.
It’s stupid, I know. Nothing’s going to happen tonight, but still I find my eyes drawn to the clock again and again. I’m trying to keep a brave face for Millie, trying to pretend everything is fine and normal, but she knows something is wrong. She may only be five, but she’s far from stupid.
Does it make me cruel, does it make me a bad mother, to want to make these last weeks for Millie something close to normal? Something peaceful?
And you can pre-order The Best of Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima, which contains my story Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods, along with fiction by Catherynne M. Valente, Rachel Swirsky, E. Lily Yu, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu, and many others.
When the one in red gives up and screams, no one makes a sound. We turn our faces away or rest our foreheads against the glass and wait. It won't take long. Big is quick with the remaking. In between the screams, sharp snaps punctuate the air with exclamation points of splintered bone and leaking marrow.
We all try not to scream. We all fail in the end.