• The Hunters Retire

    Reprint. “Babe.” Khalid/a looked up and paused their bicep curls, their heavy-lidded eyes moved lazily up and down the shadowy form of their partner. “Yeah, you okay?” Their vision wavered and the image of their partner fuzzed up around the edges. In the other room they could just hear their partner Viola’s voice, “son of…

  • Flash Fiction Practice Meme edition

    Hello darling reader my friend posted this meme on FB and it tickled my brain. I looked at the meme and wrote the below between other tasks on my phone. I also embedded a link to a recording of sounds the Earth makes that I was thinking about as well. I don’t really remember the…

  • Blood Fugue-Exposition

    A little experimental flash fiction. [Preface I’m back on my experimental flash fiction bullshit. The next part of the story was published originally in May 2019 at Heavy Feather. Links in the story are clues in case you’re unfamiliar with the fugue.] I dreamed his voice inside my own music. Our dance is slow, requiem…

  • The Black Pharaoh Returns

    Song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa.  -the King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers  The Woods were only the woods after the lone streetlight went out. By then the city didn’t care, the surrounding area was the wildlands. The borderlands. A place thinned…

  • S Gon Give it To Ya

    I originally wrote this as a bit of an obit. I miss X. I love bad men. The first bad man I loved was a neighbor in our apartment complex when I was a little kid. He and his girlfriend would let me come into their mostly empty apartment and they’d play me music from…

  • What Wants Lola

    A Modern Ghost Story I couldn’t sleep, the house felt stuffy and oppressive, even after having the windows open all day. Naturally, it did me no good to be staring at my ex-girlfriends remaining few things. There was nothing overly important, it was all the tiny things that hurt the most to see I remember…

  • Beloved of Colel Cab and Baby Daiyu

    Hello dearest reader. Today I give you a little slipstream love story from the Daiyuverse my ongoing Patreon fiction project. This is a little standalone about our heroine Daiyu and her first girlfriend. Enjoy! Beloved of Colel Cab and of Baby Daiyu  By  Shannon Barber  Eolande lived next door to a trailer park, her deck…

  • Eileen, Eileen, Eileen

    Story inspired by this 2Pac song. Lyric video below. Originally written in 2017 for an anthology I was booted out of because the publisher was offended by it. This is the short version the long version is lost to the bowels of the internets I think I’m dreaming. I inhale her smell, cocoa butter and…

  • Author spotlight Gabino Iglesias

    AKA this motherfucker right here. Hello friend! Below find a reprint of a fave book from Gabino and you can listen to me review his latest while you read. WOW what service! Okay my babes. Buckle in cause I’m about to go in on the homie Gabino Iglesias.  If you haven’t been with me for…

  • Writing Prompt Fiction Experimental Horror

    working title: Hunter or Hunted This was written after this tweet by beloved Paula D Ashe. Sometimes I see friends say things and ask if I can have or borrow the phrase and if they consent I tuck it away and most of the time they tickled my brain into an idea to write. HERE…

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