Stories from the month of May

And what do MayStories bring?

• Cat Rambo’s near-future SF story, “A Man and His Parasite,” appeared in SQ Magazine, and odd little flash piece “Spiders, Centipedes, and Holes” came out in The Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

• Emily C. Skaftun’s “The Taking Tree” was published in Daily Science Fiction. Just a little revenge for the Giving Tree.

• Two stories from E. Lily Yu appeared this month: “Ilse, Who Saw Clearly” in Apex Magazine and “The Forgetting Shiraz” in the Boston Review.

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March Madness: Stories!

It was an explosive month for horrific miscuers! Look at all this great fiction!

• Liz Argall had two amazing stories published this month. “Shadow Play,” a story of shapeshifting, memory, and the history of puppets, inspired by random banter with William Alexander over twitter, is at Daily Science Fiction. And “Mermaid’s Hook” is at Apex: Rescuing a sailor is not as easy as it sounds. Fellow miscuer Rashida Smith calls it “haunting and deeply satisfying.” And! Proceeds from this story go to the Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship.

• Eliza Hirsch’s “A Song for the Season” is at Cast of Wonders in audio form. It’s a story of love and tragedy in a village setting.

• “Logic and Magic in the Time of the Boat Lift” by Cat Rambo (with Ben Burgis) is available in word form at Giganotosaurus and audio word form at Podcastle. Paraconsistent logic, oracular nuns, and were-gators in 1980s Miami!

• Cat Rambo also has an audio reprint, “Amid the Words of War,” available at Drabblecast. It’s a story about an alien POW turned sex worker.

• And E. Lily Yu introduces us to a new treatment for grief in “Loss, with Chalk Diagrams,” up at Eclipse Online.

Amazing, right? I can’t wait to see what we get up to in April!

Stories and awards, oh my!

I know you’re all busy being at WorldCon, or wishing you were at WorldCon (as I am). Here are some recent Horrific Miscue words to ease the pain.

• J.M. Sidorova’s “Deus Absconditus” is up at Giganotosaurus. It’s about drug addiction, massage and creationism. Whee!

But wait, there’s more!

• Two of our members have been nominated for World Fantasy Awards: E. Lily Yu for her short story “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” which appeared in Clarkesworld, and Cat Rambo for her work on Fantasy Magazine. Please join us in crossing your fingers and toes for them!