Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Chapel Hollow Plus


The Thread that Binds the Bones

Bram Stoker Award: First Novel: 1992
Includes "Lost Lives" & "Caretaking"
Cover art for US edition by Richard Bober

The Silent Strength of Stones

See Cover LARGE
New story "Words of Farewell"
Cover art by Matt Stawicki

Spirits That Walk in Shadow

Cover art by Dan Dos Santos

The Spirit in the Clay

Common Threads

[see collections]

The Other Side Secret

LaZelle Family


A Fistful of Sky

Fall of Light

Fairy Infestation
Cover Art by Judy York
Cover Art by Aleta Rafton

Two LaZelle Family Short Stories

"LaZelle Family Christmas"

  1. Beryl's Tree
  2. Flint's Lights
  3. Gypsum's Cookies
  4. Jasper's Carol
  5. Opal's Ornaments
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Tomorrow v1#6, Dec 1993
  • Christmas Magic
  • The Christmas Megapack
  • A Fantastic Holiday Season
  • "Transitions"


    Appears almost word-for-word in Fall of Light
  • Bruce Coville's Book of Magic II

  • The Magic Next Door


    #1 Thresholds

    #2 Meeting
    Cover Art for both by Joshua Middleton

    Haunted Pacific Northwest / Spores Ferry, OR


    A Stir of Bones


    A Red Heart of Memories

    nominee for World Fantasy Award:  Best Novel, 2000

    Past the Size of Dreaming

    Unmasking


    Finalist for World Fantasy Award: BEST NOVELLA

    "The Trouble With Big Brothers"

  • WitchFantastic
    Edmund
  • "Sourheart"

  • The Ultimate Witch
  • Permeable Borders
    Edmund

  • "Airborn"


    Original award-winning cover by Bob Eggeton
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1996
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Inner Child"

  • OtherWere: Stories of Transformation
  • Permeable Borders
  • What Bit You?
    Abby (Edmund's little sister)
  • "Home for Christmas"

    *Finalist for Nebula and World Fantasy Awards
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1995
  • 9th Year's Best Fantasy & Horror
  • Permeable Borders
  • Seasons of Wonder
    Matt rescues a wallet
  • "Anger Management"

  • Permeable Borders
    A short glimpse of how Terry Dane and Matt met
  • "Trees Perpetual of Sleep"

  • Enchanted Forests
  • Permeable Borders
    Matt & Terry
  • "Hostile Takeover"

  • Wizards, Inc
  • The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told
  • Permeable Borders
  • Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats
    Terry encounters another witch
  • "Here We Come A'Wandering"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1996
  • Permeable Borders

  • Ghosts of Fear Street

    Sweet Valley Junior High


    R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street #30:
    I Was a Sixth Grade Zombie

    R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street #23:
    Why I'm Not Afraid of Ghosts

    R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street #14:
    Body Switchers From Outer Space

    Sweet Valley Junior High Third Wheel

    as Jamie Suzanne

    Catalyst

    How I Got Here

    Star Trek Voyager #15 Echoes

    with DW Smith & KK Rusch

    Child of an Ancient City

    With Tad Williams

    written as Robin Aurelian

    "Bait"

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2010
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "Foreign Exchange"

  • Christmas Guests (2002 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug2003
  • A Fantastic Holiday Season
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote

  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote

    "A Choice of Graces"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar99
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "Answering Machines"

  • VB Tech Journal, July 1995
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "Jelly Bones"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jun1997
  • Die Roosevelt-Depeschen [in German]
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "Proxies"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept1998
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "The Near Side of Never"

  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote
  • "The Santa Trap"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan1997
  • The Christmas Megapack
  • Stories My Pseudonym Wrote


  • Short, Sharp Snacks:
    Fifteen Flash & One Short Story

    ALL of these were originally published at DailyScienceFiction.com

    "While Memory Holds a Seat"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "What Remains"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "A Hundred Babies"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Simon Says"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "The God of Rugs"

  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Spring Again"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Boy Seeds"

  • Daily Science Fiction, February 2011
  • Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One
  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Test Drive"

  • Daily Science Fiction, September 2011
  • Drabblecast
  • Rocket Dragons Ignite: Daily Science Fiction Year Two
  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "The Key to Everything"

  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "First Faces"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Don't Answer"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Just Today"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "The Power of the Cocoon"

  • Rocket Dragons Ignite: Daily Science Fiction Year 2
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Company for the Holidays"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Wishmas (2)"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Solstice Cakes"

  • Short, Sharp Snacks


  • One Day at the Central Convenience Mall

  • Not of Woman Born, 1999

  • Rags, Riches and a Dragon

    "Chambers of the Heart"

  • Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold
  • The Dark of the Woods
  • Rags, Riches and a Dragon

    "The Laily Worm"

  • Realms of Fantasy August 2004
  • Wings of Fire
  • Rags, Riches and a Dragon

    "Rags & Riches"

  • Troll's Eye View
  • Rags, Riches and a Dragon

  • Meet in Fear and Wonder: Four Science Fiction Stories

    "Mud"

  • Amazing Stories #599, Winter 2000
  • Meet in Fear and Wonder

    "Discards"

  • Jim Baen's Universe
  • Meet in Fear and Wonder

    "Egg Shells"

  • Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • Meet in Fear and Wonder

    "Gateway Night"

  • Love & Rockets
  • Meet in Fear and Wonder

  • What Bit You?: Four Shifter Stories

    "Unleashed"

  • The Ultimate Werewolf
  • Best New Werewolf Tales
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • What Bit You?

    "Dumpster Diving"

  • Werewolves
  • The Werewolf MegaPack
  • What Bit You?

    "Knotwork"

  • VengeanceFantastic, 2002
  • The Second Science Fiction Megapack
  • What Bit You?

    "Inner Child"

  • OtherWere: Stories of Transformation, 1996
  • Permeable Borders
  • What Bit You?
  • "A Wolf In Holy Places"

  • Sword Play
  • "Savage Breasts"

  • Pulphouse #2, Winter 1988
  • Legacy of Fire
  • The Best of Pulphouse
  • Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves
  • Witpunk
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts
  • "Seeing Other People"

  • LoneStarStories #28, Aug08
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts

  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts

    "When You Can't Go Back"

  • Talebones #33, Summer 2006
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts
  • "Test Drive"

  • DailyScienceFiction.com Sept 8, 2011
  • Daily Science Fiction, September 2011
  • Rocket Dragons Ignite: Daily Science Fiction Year Two
  • The Drabblecast: Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts
  • "The Key to Everything"

  • DailyScienceFiction.com, November 20, 2012
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts
  • "The God of Rugs"

  • Daily Science Fiction, Oct 30.2013
  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • "Party in My Pants"

  • Whidbey Island Student Choice Award, 2009
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts
  • "Boy Seeds"

  • DailyScienceFiction.com Feb 21, 2011
  • Daily Science Fiction, February 2011
  • Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year 1
  • Short, Sharp Snacks
  • Savage Breasts and Other Bishehaving Body Parts

  • Antiquities: Five Stories Set in Ancient Worlds

    "The Problem With Dating Shapeshifters"

  • The Trouble With Heroes
  • Antiquities

    "The Curse Tablet"

  • Ages of Wonder
  • Antiquities

    "Hunger"

  • Warrior Princesses
  • Antiquities

    "Whatever Was Forgotten"

  • PharaohFantastic
  • The Mummy Megapack
  • Antiquities

    "The Listeners"

  • Coyote Road
  • Antiquities

  • Wild Talents: Three short Stories

    "Mallificent"

  • Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City
  • Wild Talents

    "Secret Identities"

  • Single White Vampire Seeks Same
  • Wild Talents

    "Wild Talents"

  • Polyphony III
  • Wild Talents
  • "The Skeleton Key"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug 1993
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • The Skeleton Key

    "Bright Streets of Air"

  • Battle Magic
  • The Wildside Book of Fantasy
  • The Witch and Warlock Megapack
  • The Skeleton Key

  • The Skelton Key / Bright Streets of Air

    "Faint Heart Foul Lady"

  • KnightFantastic
  • Faint Heart Foul Lady

    "Night Life"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug 2000
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, & Other Visitors
  • Faint Heart Foul Lady

  • Faint Heart, Foul Lady


    "Zombies for Jesus"

  • Strained Relations
  • The Year's Best Horror Stories: 18
  • World Horror Convention 1996 Program Book
  • Extreme Zombies

  • "Haunted Humans"


    *Finalist for Nebula, Best Novella
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul 1994
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "The Dangers of Touch"

  • Amaranth 1991 as "Homecomings"
    [e-book reprint calls original story title "Finding the Way Home"]
  • "Surreal Estate"

  • Pulphouse #12, Fall 1993
  • The Haunts & Horrors Megapack

  • The Ghosts of Strangers

  • Firebirds Soaring

  • Fast Wedded to the Ground

  • Imagination Fully Dilated

  • Invasive Species

  • A Girl's Guide to Guns & Monsters

  • Escapes

  • Shelf Life


  • Trophy Wives

  • Fellowship Fantastic
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2010

  • Family Tree

  • Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: 8
  • Courting Disasters

  • Ghost Hedgehog

  • a Tor.com Original


  • Collections



    Permeable Borders

    Time Travelers, Ghosts & Other Visitors

    Courting Disasters and Other Strange Affinities

    Authors Choice Monthly #14: Legacy of Fire
    Cover art by Elena Vizerskaya
    Cover art by Alan M. Clark

    Collections



    Permeable Borders

    "Key Signatures"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apr 1996
  • Permeable Borders
  • "The Weight of Wishes"

  • Children of Magic
  • Permeable Borders
  • "How I Came to Marry a Herpetologist"

  • Twice Upon a Time
  • Permeable Borders
  • Misunderstood, 2015
  • "Strikes of the Heart"

  • Maiden, Matron, Crone
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Switched"

  • Rotten Relations
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Sourheart"

  • The Ultimate Witch
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Inner Child"

  • OtherWere: Stories of Transformation
  • What Bit You?
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Home for Christmas"


    *Finalist for Nebula and World Fantasy Awards
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1995
  • The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 9th
  • Seasons of Wonder
  • Permeable Borders
  • Matt finds a wallet that leads her to a home for Christmas.

    "Anger Management"


    ORIGINAL TO THIS COLLECTION
    Permeable Borders

    "Trees Perpetual of Sleep"

  • Enchanted Forests
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Hostile Takeover"

  • Wizards, Inc
  • The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told
  • Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Here We Come A'Wandering"

    [Matt]
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1996
  • Millemondi Autunno 1996 (Italian periodical as "Viaggiando viaggiando")
  • Permeable Borders
  • The first "draft" of the opening of the novel A Red Heart of Memories
  • Permeable Borders
  • "The Wisdom of Disaster"

  • Amazing, January 2005
  • Permeable Borders
  • "A Fault Against the Dead"

  • Realms of Fantasy Jun 2003
  • The Haunts & Horrors Megapack
  • Permeable Borders
  • "There are some pretty awful people out there in the world, and some pretty nice ones too. It stands to reason that this equation remains the same in the next world as well."
  • Permeable Borders
  • "The Trouble With the Truth"

  • The Dimension Next Door
  • Permeable Borders
  • "Gone to Heaven Shouting"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1998
  • Permeable Borders
  • Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors

    "The Skeleton Key"


    *Finalst for Nebula award Best Novellette
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug 1993
  • The Skeleton Key & Bright Streets of Air
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors

  • "[The Skeleton Key] deals with a horrific event in a non-gruesome manner. Its fantastic elements belong to the Greek rather than the European tradition. Despite the mixing of Devil worship, death, and the Greek God Hermes, the story's warmth is reminiscent of the best in young adult fiction. Unclassifiable and touching, "The Skeleton Key is Nina Kiriki Hoffman at her best."

    "Objects of Desire"

  • Alien Pets
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "Unleashed"

  • The Ultimate Werewolf
  • Best New Werewolf Tales
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "Mint Condition"

  • Past Imperfect
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "Night Life"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug 2000
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "Entertaining Possibilities"


    ORIGINAL TO THIS PUBLICATION
    Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors

    "Toobychubbies"

  • Alien Abductions
  • Strange Horizons (online) Nov 2003
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "When you have two kids who are less than four years old, you view the Toobychubbies as a godsend. No matter how good your intentions are to be the best mother in the universe, you have a finite amount of energy, and the kids are perpetual motion machines."

    "Haunted Humans"


    *Finalist for Nebula, Best Novella
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul 1994
  • Haunted Humans (ebook)
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors
  • "Egg Shells"

  • Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds
  • Meet in Fear and Wonder: Four Science Fiction Stories
  • Time Traveler, Ghosts, and Other Visitors

  • Common Threads


    A collection of mostly original stories about the characters in The Thread that Binds the Bones, plus the text of the novel.

    A Hand-ful of Twist-Ties I

    "Fairy Tale"

  • Gifts of the Spirit
  • Common Threads
  • "Prayers"

  • Common Threads
  • "Lost Lives"

  • Courting Disasters
  • The Clarion Awards
  • Common Threads
  • The Thread that Binds the Bones
  • "Light Search"

  • Common Threads
  • "Exact Change"

  • Weird Tales Winter 1990/1991
  • Common Threads
  • Courting Disasters
  • "Birth Day"

  • Gifts of the Spirit
  • Common Threads
  • "Wishmas [1]"/ ["Tinsel"]

  • The Ordeal of Christmas
  • Common Threads
  • "Triptych"

  • Common Threads
  • "Snow Angel"

  • Common Threads
  • World Horror Convention 1996 Program Book
  • The Thread that Binds the Bones

    A Hand-ful of Twist-Ties II

    "Christmas Eve"

  • Gifts of the Spirit
  • Common Threads
  • "Ghost Gift"

  • Common Threads
  • "What Ghost is This, Who, Laid to Rest..."

  • Christmas Spirits
  • Common Threads
  • "The Sixty-Foot Man"

  • Common Threads
  • "Invitation"

  • Common Threads
  • Courting Disasters


    And Other Strange Affinities




    "Voices in a Sheleter Home"

  • Amazing Stories, March 1991
  • Courting Disasters
  • A woman moves into a house formerly used as a shelter for abused women with a painter who's hired her as a model. I a 'past life' (before 'growing safe') she'd lived as a battered escaped wife. Her husband found her and did something horrible enough that the shelter was closed, the house sold and is now haunted.

    While painting her, the painter is driven near mad by the screams and sobbing only he can hear.

    "Waiting for the Hunger"

  • Doom City
  • Courting Disasters
  • The Vampire MegaPack
  • A vampress kidnaps a diet-fad specialist... she's distressed by an 'eating disorder' --she's so glutted she looks pregnant.

    "The Glass Mountain"

  • Kalliope v7#1&2, 1985
  • Courting Disasters
  • A neo-pagan take on the Norweigan folktale of the Glass Mountain.

    "Lost Lives"


    [Chapel Hollow]
  • The Clarion Awards
  • Courting Disasters
  • Common Threads
  • The Thread that Binds the Bones
  • A teenage orphan finds out what happens when you let your personality be totally subverted by familial bullies. With the help of one of these 'persons'-- Hannah -- and his aunt he avoids that dissipation of self.

    "The Open Air My Grave"

  • Wet Visions: The Rainthology
  • Courting Disasters
  • A selkie sets her son free!

    "Variations on a Scream"

  • Grue #9, 1988
  • Courting Disasters
  • A little girl finds out that life is beautiful after seeing what dead is like. A moon goddess rescues an innocent sacrifice to the dark.

    "A Night Out"

  • Tales By Moonlight
  • Courting Disasters
  • A Werewolf goes to the school of human thought.

    "The Black Knitting Needle"

  • Legacy of Fire
  • Courting Disasters
  • A Pre-civil war white girl learns love and hate from the slave vodoun woman who killed her immediate family.

    "Echoes & Mirrors"


    ORIGINAL TO THIS PUBLICATION
  • Courting Disasters
  • In a society where sound-expressions are packaged, a woman learns that screams are marketable from the man who violates women's beauty worship.

    "A Step Into Darkness"

  • Writers of the Future vol 1
  • Courting Disasters
  • The Best of the Writers of the Future
  • A young girl is rescued from her mother's perverted boyfriend by an extraterrestrial witch.

    "Housewife"

    *NC17*
  • Pulphouse #9, Fall 1990
  • Courting Disasters
  • A NC-17 rated story about a woman who accepts a house as a substitute for a husband.

    "Compandroid"

  • SF Review v1#3 Fall 1990
  • Courting Disasters
  • The Second Science Fiction Megapack
  • The tale of an android's four-step program: from sex-android, to nanny- droid, to husband-droid to human-droid.

    "Little Once"

  • Weird Tales #292 Fall 1988
  • Courting Disasters
  • Best of Weird Tales
  • A sexually-sick woman gives birth to a 'monster'.

    "Hushabye"

  • Pulphouse #Five, Fall 1989
  • Pulphouse #0 March 1
  • Courting Disasters
  • A woman's anguish at her sterility.

    "Family Tree"

  • Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine: 8
  • Family Tree E-Book
  • Courting Disasters
  • A 'grower' family is helped in their quest to avoid extinction by their ancestor.

    "Out of Hand"

  • Dragon Magazine, #132 April 1988
  • Courting Disasters
  • A painter's apprentice learns of the challenges associated with having her creations come to life.

    "Rumors of Greatness"

  • Weird Tales #300 Spring 1991
  • Courting Disasters
  • A woman learns the price of her baby's greatness-there is no greatness without ghosts.

    "Exact Change"

    [Chapel Hollow]
  • Weird Tales #299 Winter
  • Common Threads
  • Courting Disasters
  • Some of the Chapel Hollow kids learn of the threats facing normals -- and how good it feels to help.

    "Courting Disasters"

  • Weird Tales #294 June 1989
  • Courting Disasters
  • The Best of Weird Tales
  • A suicidal man drives his Ferarri into a redwood. Somehow this melding of flesh, metal and wood allows the three beings (man, car and tree) to become one in order to experience what the others feel.

    Author's Choice Monthly #14
    Legacy of Fire


    "A Legacy of Fire"

  • Amazing Stories, Jan 1989
  • Legacy of Fire
  • "Drawing on the Kitchen Table"

  • Snapdragon V7#1 Fall 1983
  • Legacy of Fire
  • "Savage Breasts"

  • Pulphouse #2, Winter 1988
  • Legacy of Fire
  • Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves
  • The Best of Pulphouse
  • Witpunk
  • Savage Breasts & Other Misbehaving Body Parts
  • Got this in The Best of Pulphouse and read it. Almost died laughing and have had several of the women I work with read the story and they now really believe I'm weird!

    "Tremors"

  • Fantasy & Terror #2, 1984
  • Legacy of Fire
  • "Universal Donor"

  • Pulphouse #4, Summer 1989
  • VBTech Journal 1996
  • Legacy of Fire
  • The Second Science Fiction Megapack
  • "The Black Knitting Needle"

    ORIGINAL TO THIS PUBLICATION
  • Legacy of Fire
    reprinted in: Courting Disasters
  • "Measuring Up to Shadows"

  • The Argonaut #12, 1985
  • Legacy of Fire
  • "Coming Home"

    ORIGINAL TO THIS COLLECTION
  • Legacy of Fire
  • 4th Year's Best Fantasy & Horror
  • 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories
  • "Works of Art"

  • Pulphouse #1, Fall 1988
  • Year's Best Horror Stories vol 17, 1989
  • Legacy of Fire
  • Embracing the Dark
  • Night Terrors #1, June 1996
  • PseudoPod 425
  • Non-Collected Short Stories


    Michael Whelan

    for Elementals
    2020

    "Cuckoo's Nest"

    [podcast/audio file]
  • Overcast 135 Sept 2020
  • "Dinos On Your Doorstep"

  • Zooscape #8, Sept 1, 2020
  • "Just Below My Heart

  • Daily Science Fiction, October 30, 2020
  • "Music Hath Charms"

  • Fiction River #34: Stolen
  • "What Fits"

  • Theme of Absence Dec 2020

  • Kinuko Y. Craft

    for Perchance to Dream
    2019

    "Baby and Me"

  • Galaxy's Edge #38 May 2019
  • "Changes"

  • Kaleidotrope, Winter 2019
  • "Good as Dead"

  • Short Things: Tales Inspired by "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell
  • "Group Dynamics"

  • Daily Science Fiction, April 26, 2019
  • "Passed Down"

  • Daily Science Fiction, August 14th, 2019
  • "Vacation Station"

  • Daily Science Fiction, December 27th, 2019

  • Keith Parkinson

    for Black Gate
    2018

    "Ancestor Night"

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, #260, May/June 2017
  • "Child of Snow"

  • Daily Science Fiction, Jan 26, 2018
  • "Communion"

    [POEM]
  • Dreams & Nightmares, Sept 2018
  • "The Friendly Beasts"

  • Daily Science Fiction, August 21, 2018
  • "It Came from the Bottom of the Pool"

  • Daily Science Fiction, Nov 13, 2018
  • "Other People's Dreams"

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2018
  • "The Properties of Shadow"

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2018
  • 2017

    "Rings"

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2017
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018, 2018
  • "Vinegar & Cinnamon"

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017

  • Charles Vess
    for
    Coyote Road
    2016

    "A Molten Metal Thread"

  • Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Sept/Oct, 2016
    site GONE! -- here's the PDF
  • "Words of Farewell"

  • The Silent Strength of Stones
  • 2015

    "Where I'm Bound"

  • Apex Magazine #70, March 2015
  • 2014

    "Close Knit"

  • A Fantastic Holiday Season vol 2: The Gift of Stories
  • "Multimart"

  • (no longer hosts the story)
  • "Where Our Edges Lie"

  • Fearsome Magics
  • 2013

    "Truck Stop Luck"

  • Black Gate Online Fiction

  • Todd Lockwood

    for Wings of Fire: Dragon Stories
    2012

    "Distressed Travelers"

  • Blood Lite III: Aftertaste
  • "Firebugs"

  • Eclipse OnLine(e-mag) 11-26-2012
  • "Monster, Finder, Shifter"

  • Lightspeed E-Zine/Podcast, September 2012
  • "The Up"

  • Brave New Love
  • 2011

    "Under the Surface"

  • Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show #25
  • "Anwari"

  • Portents, 2011

  • Frank Frazetta
    for
    L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future 21
    2010

    "Daycare of the Damned"

  • Blood Lite II: Overbite
  • "Futures in the Memories Market"

  • Clarkesworld magazine, #45, June 2010
  • Clarkesworld #45 at Amazon.com
  • Year's Best SF 16
  • Bifrost (french)
  • StarShip Sofa podcast
  • Clarkesworld Year 4
  • "Growth Spurt"

  • Bones: Terrifying Tales to Haunt Your Dreams
  • Bites/Bones flipbook
  • 2009

    "Pranks"

  • OnLine LoneStarStories #33, Jun2009
  • Halloween
  • also appeared in Unconventional Fantasy: A Celebration of Forty Years of the World Fantasy Convention,
    which was not available except in pdf format for conventiongoers
  • "Twilight Animals"

  • Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies

  • Les Edwards
    for
    Battle Magic
    2008

    "Dream Seed"

  • OnLine LoneStarStories #30, Dec08
  • "The Jewel of Abandon"

  • Magic in the Mirrorstone
  • "My Tears Have Been My Meat"

  • Better Off Undead0
  • Tales to Terrify, #24
  • 2007

    "Art Therapy"

  • If I Were An Evil Overlord
  • "Neighbors"

  • OnLine LoneStarStories #19, Feb07
  • "Things With the Same Name"

  • OnLine LoneStarStories #21, Jun07

  • Charles Vess
    for
    Dark of the Woods
    2006

    "I Can't Touch Them"

  • Flytrap 5, May 2006
  • "Marrow Wood"

  • Slipstreams
  • Galaxy's Edge Sept, 2016
  • "Sea Air"

  • Elementals: The Tsunami Relief Anthology
  • The Year's Best Fantasy 7
  • "Seasonal Work"

  • OnLine LoneStarStories #18, Dec06
  • The Lone Star Stories Reader
  • "Unwrapping"

  • Firebirds Rising
  • "Wanderers"

  • Polyphony 6

  • Charles Vess

    For Faerie Reel
    2005

    "Harvesting"

  • I, Alien
  • "Seven Keys to Writing Success"

    [Essay]
  • Writers of the Future vol 21
  • 2004

    "The Fear that Kills"

    [poem]
  • Vestal Review, #20
  • "Hearts' Desires"

  • Realms of Fantasy v10#3, Feb 2004
  • "When offered our heart's desire, how many of us would be brave enough to reach out and take it? Don't answer too quickly..."

    "Immersed in Matter"

  • The Faery Reel
  • PodCastle 3-17-2009 as free audio
  • "The Power of Waking"

  • The Many Faces of Van Helsing
  • The Mummy Megapack
  • "Relations"

  • Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy

  • Thomas Canty
    for
    Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 17
    2003

    "A Bite of Bird"/"Feasts"

  • Eating Our Way Through Christmas (2003 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Cicada July/August 2005
  • Just what, exactly, is the secret to hunting these huge birds with a flimsy, undersized spear -- the once-in-a-lifetime ritual that makes a boy a man? A Hunt from which you either retuen with your quarry or don't come back?

    "Christmas Treats"/"Treats"

  • Eating Our Way Through Christmas (2003 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Talebones #30, Sum 2005
  • Best of the Rest 4
  • Lisa's crush on Peter takes a weird turn when she has some chocolate.

    "The Devil You Know"

  • The Repentant
  • "Flotsam"

  • Firebirds
  • The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 17th Annual Collection
  • Cicada Oct 2004
  • "Larger Than Life"

  • Eating Our Way Through Christmas (2003 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Electric Spec v4#3, Oct 31, 2009 (e-zine, pulled story)
  • "Spring Invades"

    [POEM]
  • Strange Horizons (online) Nov 24 2003
  • "Time Bombs"

  • Talebones Win 2003

  • Rowena Morrill

    for Weird Tales #338
    2002

    "Cookies for Mr. Carson"

  • Christmas Guests (2002 Christmas Chapbook)
  • 13 Horrors: A Devil's Dozen
  • "Gifts"

  • Weird Tales Win 2002
  • "Gone"

  • Lighthouse Hauntings
  • The Haunts & Horrors Megapack
  • "Grounded"

  • Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
  • "Scenes From a Marriage"

  • Infinite Matrix (online) Sep 23 2002
  • "A Soul Cake"

  • Christmas Guests (2002 Christmas Chapbook)
  • OnLine LoneStarStories #24, Dec07
  • "Summer Camp Blues"

  • Talebones #24 Spring 2002
  • "To Grandmother's House"

  • Christmas Guests (2002 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Weird Tales #338, Jan-Feb 2006

  • Thomas Canty
    for
    Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 4
    2001

    "Between Disappearances"

  • Redshift
  • as "Entre les disparitions" in Traces du vertige [French]
  • "The Mouse's Soul"

    [poem]
  • Out of Avalon
  • "Sensitives"

  • The Mutant Files
  • "Star Song"

  • A Constellation of Cats

  • Larry Elmore

    for The Chick Is In The Mail
    2000

    "Chain of Command"

    with Leslie What
  • The Chick is in the Mail
  • "Night Stuff"

  • Perchance to Dream
  • "Shaped Stones"

    a kind of prequel to the Matt & Edmund stories
  • Graven Images
  • "A Spatter of Later Stars"

  • SpellFantastic
  • "Suspended Animation"

  • WarriorFantastic
  • "The Whole of the Wideness of Night"

  • Strange Attraction
  • Fright Mare - Women Write Horror

  • Tristan Elwell

    for Warrior Princesses
    1999

    "The Giant's Love"

  • Earth, Air, Fire, Water
  • "Radiance"

  • Whitley Strieber’s Aliens
  • The Campfire Collection: Thrilling Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters
  • "Salvage Efforts"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug ’99
  • "Voyage of Discovery"

  • Past Lives, Present Tense

  • Thomas Canty

    For Black Swan, White Raven
    1998

    "Caretaking"

    [Chapel Hollow]
  • Black Cats & Broken Mirrors
  • The Thread that Binds the Bones
  • "Drown Night With Hope of Day"

  • Olympus
  • as "Noyer la Nuit avec l'Espoir du Jour" in Traverses, l'anthologie de fantasy urbaine
  • "The Somehow Not Yet Dead"

  • Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny
  • "Sweet Nothings"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug 1998
  • "Nina Hoffman's stories often have a musical component to them, as we saw most recently in "Gone to Heaven Shouting" in January. This poignant new one doesn't feature any outright music, but if you listen up, you'll hear a symphony within a whisper."

    Barclay Shaw
    For Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apr 1997
    1997

    "Articles of Faith"

  • TarotFantastic
  • "The Breadcrumb Trail"

    [poem]
  • Black Swan, White Raven
  • "Heavenly Host"

  • First Contact
  • "Manna"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apr 1997
  • “"Manna" the third of our cover stories, marks the return of Hoffman to her horror roots -- and a welcome return it is.”

    "The Packet"

  • Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers II: More Tales to Make You Shiver
  • "Survivals"

  • The UFO Files
  • "Visible Breath"

  • WizardFantastic
  • "The World Within"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept 1997
  • as "Il Mondo Dentro" in Fantsy & Science Fiction Edizione Italiana #5

  • Victoria Lisi-Poyser

    for In Celebration of Lammas Night
    1996

    "Cookies With a Killer"

  • Talebones #4, Summer 1996
  • "The Demon Servant"

    Takes place in Spores Ferry
  • Tomorrow, June 1996
  • "The First Excuse"

  • Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters II: More Tales to Give You the Creeps
  • "The Fourth Wish"

  • Bruce Coville's Book of Magic: Tales to Cast a Spell On You
  • "The Handwriting on the Floor"

  • Buried Treasures
  • "I Was A Teenage Boycrazy Blob"

  • It Came From the Drive-In
  • "Incidental Cats"

  • Twists of the Tale
  • as "Chats occasionnels" in Contes du chat pervers
  • "Vegetation & Denial"

  • Buried Treasures
  • "A Wanderer of Wizard-Kind"

  • In Celebration of Lammas Night
  • "Water Everywhere"

  • The Shimmering Door
  • Sorceries
  • "Wonder Never Land"

  • A Nightmare's Dozen

  • Jon Sullivan

    For Sorceries
    1995 "Between Me and the Hope of My Heart"
  • VB Tech Journal, May 1995
  • "The Biting-a-Hologram Blues"

  • 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories
  • "But Now Am Found"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 1995
  • as "Mi hanno trovata" in Millemondi, Sutunno 1996
  • "Butterfly Wings"

  • Wheel of Fortune
  • "Family History"

  • 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories
  • "Fast Seeds"

  • The Ultimate Alien
  • "Food Chain"

  • Sisters of the Night
  • Midnight Mass & Other Great Vampire Stories
  • Children of the Night
  • Women of the Night
  • From Twilight Til Dawn: Great Vampire Stories
  • "For Richer, For Stranger"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jun 1995
  • New grounds for divorce: death of personality.

    John Jude Palencar

    For Sisters of the Night

    "On Reflection"

  • The Urbanite #5
  • "Part-Singing"

  • Heaven Sent
  • "Picking Up Hitchhikers"

  • Sirius*Visions, Feb 1 1995
  • "Snow on Snow"

  • Talebones #1, Fall 1995
  • The Best of Talebones
  • "To Summon a Fiend-Spirit"


    Thanks to Risa for sending me the story and Nina (of course) for writing it and giving me permission to post it.
  • Sirius*Visions, May 1 1995
  • "Waging Peace"

  • The Secret Prophecies of Nostradamus
  • "War Zone"

  • Thunder's Shadow Collector's Magazine, Aug 1995
  • "Weatherbones"

  • Tomorrow, Oct 1995

  • John Howe

    Wizard Fantastic
    1994

    "Animal Crackers"

  • The Urbanite #4
  • "The Buddy System"

  • Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind
  • Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens & Ghosts
  • "A Dark Wind in the Whisper Tree"


    Thanks to Risa for sending me the story and Nina (of course) for writing it and giving me permission to post it.
  • Sirius*Visions December 21 '94
  • "Face Value"

  • Weird Tales From Shakespeare

  • Bob Eggleton

    For Weird Tales #306, 305-306, & Best of Weird Tales
    1993

    "Ceciley in the Supermarket"

  • Weird Tales Spring 1993
  • Weird Tales 305-6, 2003
  • What would Blackbeard or Chernevog's wife bring home from the grocers?

    "Deal with the Devil"

  • Betcha Can't Read Just One
  • "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentle Ghosts"

  • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 1993
  • as "Che dio vi conceda il riposo" in Millemondi Inverno 1994
  • "Icecream & Tombstones"

  • Figment #14, Summer 1993
  • The Year's Best Horror Stories: 22
  • "The Pulse of the Machine"

  • Weird Tales Spring 1993
  • Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror
  • Weird Tales 305-6, 2003
  • A shapeshifter (from "A Night Out"?) gets drunk with a friend, and encounters another hunter -- but what is it?

    Bob Eggleton

    For Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror

    "A Séance"

  • Weird Tales Spring 1993
  • Weird Tales 305-6, 2003
  • When a "puffy-headed featherbrain" of a high school reporter sets out to expose a medium as a fraud, she gains a new relative.

    "The Silver Stalking"


    Thanks to Risa for sending me the story and Nina (of course) for writing it and giving me permission to post it.
  • Sirius*Visions, Dec 21 1993
  • "The Third Dead Body"

  • The Ultimate Zombie
  • New Masterpieces of Horror
  • Horrorscape — Which reprints, entirely, New Masterpieces of Horror
  • The Ultimate Undead
  • The Living Dead
  • Z: Zombie Stories
  • "Valentines"

  • Weird Tales Spring 1993
  • One Evening a Year
  • Weird Tales 305-6, 2003
  • This story makes me hum the tune to "Last Christmas I gave you my heart..."

    "Where the Sun Stays for the Winter"

  • Weird Tales Spring 1993
  • Weird Tales 305-6, 2003
  • When you get a riddle for a gift, a wrong answer can earn you an extra present.

    Bob Eggleton

    For Amazing Stories January 1991
    (Volume 65, No. 5) (whole number 556)
    1992

    "Homeless"

  • After Hours #14, Spr 1992
  • "Joy to the Ghost"

  • Figment #12, Winter 1992
  • "Until death do us part; some people don't ever let go!"

    "Messages Left on a Two-Way Mirror"

  • Amazing Stories, May 1992
  • "The Third Sex"

  • Figment #9, Spring 1992

  • Nicholas Jainschigg
    For Weird Tales #305
    1991

    "The Coming of the Newest Messiah"

  • Aboriginal SF #29/30, Dec 1991
  • "Floor in Landida"

    with Jerry Oltion
  • Analog, Dec 1991
  • "Heart of Gold"

  • Obsessions
  • as "Kultsaydan" in [Finnish] Kauhujen kurja 3
  • The Best of Obsessions
  • "Heavy Still Sky"

  • Pulphouse #11, Spring 1991
  • "Memory Preserves"

  • Pulphouse Weekly #2, Jul 6 1991
  • "Moving Sale"

    Grue #12

    "A Painting Lesson"

  • Amazing Stories, Jan 1991
  • "Visitors"

  • Weird Tales #303, Winter 1991/92
  • "Zits"

  • Iniquities #3, Fall 1991
  • Best New Horror III

  • Brom

    For 13 Horrors: A Devil's Dozen
    1990

    "Broken Things"

  • Deathrealm #13, Fall/Winter 1990
  • 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment
  • "Imprint"

  • Pulphouse #7, Spring 1990
  • Splatterpunks II: Over The Edge
  • "Life Sentences"

  • Pulphouse #6, Winter 1990
  • The Year's Best Horror Stories: 19
  • "Pouring the Foundations of a Nightmare"

    takes place in Spores Ferry
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Apr 1990
  • Fun & Games at the Whacks Museum
  • The Monster MegaPack
  • "Reflected Light"

  • Amazing Stories, July 1990
  • "Stillborn"

  • Borderlands
  • as "Mort-ne" in [French] Terriroires de l'inquietude 8
  • Pseudopod, #462
  • For Mortal Things Unsung
  • "A Touch of the Old Lilith"

  • Women of Darkness II
  • The Years' Best Fantasy & Horror: 4
  • Desire Burn

  • Don Maitz

    For 1996 World Horror ConventionBook
    1989

    "Chrysalis"

  • Pulphouse #3, Spring 1989
  • "Dreamwalking Solo"

  • Amazing Stories Sept, 1989
  • "Piggin' Waivers"

  • Amazing Stories #547, Jul 1989
  • 1988

    "Laundry"

  • Deathrealm #5, Spring 1988
  • 1987

    "Delicacies"

  • The Moscow Moffia Presents Rat Tales
  • Rat Tales
  • The writer's exercise in response to the opening line "There were rats in the souffle again."

    "An Invasion of Angels"

  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  • What Child is This?
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • The Bells of Paradise I Hear Them Ring
  • Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
  • Silent Night
  • Silent Music (1987 Christmas Chapbook)
  • Pulphouse #10, Winter 1991
  • The Year's Best Horror Stories: 20
  • [the following short-short stories resulted from a challenge issued by Alan Bard Newcomer in a Pulphouse Gang workshop. He challenged everyone to write a short-short story with a Christmas song title as the story title...]

    Jill Bauman
    For Tales by Moonlight 2
    1986

    "Social Worker"

  • Bill Munster's Footsteps #7 November 1986
  • "Ants"

  • Shadows #9
  • 1985

    "Hiding From the Sun"

  • Greystone Bay
  • "The Shadow of a Hawk"

  • Shadows #8
  • 1984

    "What Used to Be Audrey"

  • Arcane #1, Summer 1984
  • Tales by Moonlight II
  • 1983

    "Petrified"

  • Asimov's, July 1983
  • 1977

    "Cross My Heart"

  • Concept #18 1977
  • 1975

    "The Magic Piano"

  • Concept #16 1975
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