“Fruiting” is in Twilight Tales

February 1, 2021 in Blog

A couple of years back I wrote a spooky, single-location short story about a young woman working to put the pieces together after an accident on the family farm rendered her immobile. It’s a creepy but sweet story I called “Fruiting,” and while it touches on transhumanism and genetic engineering, it remains centered on this young woman, who may not actually be… Well, tempting as it is to spoil the hint in the story’s title, I’ll restrain myself.

Twilight Tales is the latest volume from the LTUE Benefit Anthologies series. (LTUE stands for “Life, the Universe, and Everything,” a Douglas Adams reference you may recognize.) The proceeds from these anthologies go toward the education of new writers, artists, editors, and more in the field of speculative fiction.

I’m incredibly excted that my sci-fi story will be included with the likes of Dan Wells (aka the Dan Wells), an author whom I’ve admired for many years. The volume is billed as “light horror,” though not all of the 31 included stories are strictly that. If you’re a fan of the classic Twilight Zone, or stories by A. Merritt, you may want to check it out. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon (release date: Feb. 11), and will be in Kindle Unlimited through the end of June.