This story first appeared in Ideomancer, which is sadly no longer online. Therefore I’m reprinting this story here. It is On Brand for me, with the evil lights and creepy SF. I hope you enjoy! CW: suicide, attempted suicide, torture, murder, imprisonment. 2,300 words Science Fiction/Horror THREAD by A. Merc Rustad The nine-cluster appeared… Read More Thread [short story reprint]
How Grandma Saved the World And Invented Intergalactic Diplomacy by A. Merc Rustad Grandma was the first person to encounter the aliens, and because of that, we’re alive decades later and I get to tell you the story of how she saved the world. It goes like this. Grandma always believed in being kind.… Read More How Grandma Saved the World And Invented Intergalactic Diplomacy
My meta monster movie story is up in the May issue of Flash Fiction Online! To the Monsters, With Love (With absolutely perfect artwork to accompany it! I adore the illustration. :D) I hope you enjoy.
Fictionvale Episode 1 has launched! I have a short story in it, too: “Of Blessed Servitude.” It’s a dystopian SF western-ish story about the past and loss and fighting for what you believe in. Gay protagonists! Demons who live in the sun! Cyborgs! Killer whippoorwills who will eat your soul! (<–that’s the bonus cameo.) So. You know.… Read More “Of Blessed Servitude”