Tuesday, October 13, 2015

UnCommon Bodies - welcome to the freakshow

I know, I know - I have been conspicuously absent. In all honesty, I have no good excuse, just the usual demands of keeping up with my cross-country commute and juggling the schedules of four adults (well...three, I have no schedule apart from theirs). On the up side, I did finish a short, and rewriting is underway on two novels so I haven't been totally lazy.

Today, however, I want to talk about the short I finished for an upcoming anthology called UnCommon Bodies. Just take a look at this awesome cover!!


Step right up to the modern freakshow — We have mermaids, monsters, and more. You won't be disappointed, but you may not get out alive.

UnCommon Bodies presents a collection of 21 beautifully irreverent stories which blend the surreal and the mundane. Together, the authors explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible. Imagine a world where magic exists, where the physical form has the power to heal or repulse, where a deal with the devil means losing so much more than your soul.

Phantom Pain by Philip Harris
The Zealot by Chris Godsoe
Undead Cyborg Girl by Kim Wells
Made for This by Sessha Batto
Rudy and Deidre by Robb Grindstaff
Skin by Brent Meske
The Well-Rounded Head by Sally Basmajian
Mermaids by Robert Pope
All the Devils by Keira Michelle Telford
Scars: The First Session by Jordanne Fuller
We is We by Michael Harris Cohen
Poetry by Deanne Charlton
Reserved by SM Johnson
Ruby by Bob Williams
Daedalus' Daughter by PK Tyler
Don't Touch Me by Bey Deckard
In Her Image by Vasil Tuchkov
UnTamed by Laxmi Hariharan
Untitled by Daniel Smith
Saltwater Assassin by Samantha Warren
Unbreakable Heart by Rebecca Poole

And here is a peek at the promo image for my piece - Made for This 

This anthology is scheduled to be released 11/24 - but for you, my lovely readers, I am offering a special chance to get the first peek at what is inside. I am looking for ten lucky people to receive arc copies for review. If you are interested, email me or leave me a comment. If you aren't up to reading and reviewing the entire thing...I can send you just my story (which is very short, you know me).