Toward the end of 2018, a wealth of new magazine issues and stories were released. I couldn’t possibly keep up with it all (hello, I still haven’t even looked at the December issue of Anathema yet), but here’s some of what I did read and love. Bracken Magazine I’ve found Bracken Magazine a delight since its first issue. The latest issue features two lovely, magical stories, as well as gorgeous poetry and art. “Garden of Grudges” by Gwendolyn Kiste This is the story of a bitter woman whose grudges grow from the ground, tainting the harvest. And it’s the story of the children affected by her, and of what her oldest daughter must do to save them all. This story is both dreamy and sharp, magical and oh-so-real in emotional terms. Exquisitely written and painfully incisive—one of my favorite yet from this talented writer. “Ocean” by Su-yee Lin Another dreamy tale of a mother and daughter. The narrator hears the ocean, even though there is no ocean in the midd
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Happy 2019 to all! I have a new short story out for the new year, in the winter issue of Kaleidotrope. “The Bone Lands” is about a journey to an underworld, an otherworld. It’s also about love, despair, the lengths we’ll go to save each other, and how some things can only be done on our own. I hope you give it a read!