My short story, “A Day in the Park,” was published in Glitterwolf Magazine‘s special Halloween edition in October 2015. Check out their website to find out more about the magazine or to order a copy. You can also purchase the issue over at Amazon.
Here is an excerpt from my story (“A Day in the Park”):
I think of my day in the park, the hunt for inspiration, and the hope that a story would find me. It found me alright, but I wasn’t careful. An involuntary twitch, a nervous tick – a sharp, startling noise in the distance and it was all over; the firefly crushed in my hand, its neon mush warm against my palm. I open my hand and find the sticky mess remains, still warm. I’ll hold it there until it cools down. It shouldn’t be much longer now – as long as it takes a dead body to go cold. The image of a child’s body lying on a path in the park flashes before my eyes. The blood pools along the backside as the flesh turns rubbery and cold.
The loss of such a tiny light is hardly noticeable in a night full of other lights, flashing on and flashing off.
I take my notes from the park and rip them into tiny pieces. The paper snow settles on the floor all around me.
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