Getcher Fiction Heah!

So, a while back, the unstoppable Jaym Gates came to me and said, kid, I want you to write me a story (if you’re imagining this as said in the voice of Arlo Guthrie channeling Officer Obie, you’d be dead to rights). It was for an anthology she was plotting, with the theme of genius loci, or the pervading/protective spirit of a place.

And I – having just recently returned from my 5 day sojourn across Kansas, said “yeah…I think I got something for ya.”

And now that story, “Heartbeat,” is part of GENIUS LOCI, which kicked off its kickstarter this morning, and it already 1/3 of the way toward goal. Because, bluntly, it has an AWESOME Table of Contents.

“Long Way Down” by Seanan McGuire
“The Snow Train” by Ken Liu
“Twilight State” by Gemma Files
“Santa Cruz” by Andy Duncan
“And the Trees Were Happy” by Scott Edelman
“Blackthorn” by B. Morris Allen
“Ouroboros in Orbit” by J. Daniel Batt
“Reef” by K.C. Norton
“Scab Land” by Wendy N. Wagner
“The Forgetting Field” by Caroline Ratajski
“The Town the Forest Ate” by Haralambi Markov
“Imperator Noster” by Sonya Taaffe
“The Other Shore” by Rebecca Campbell
“The South China Sea” by Z.M. Quynh
“Iron Feliks” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“Forest for the Trees” by Steven S. Long
“Drowning Again” by Ken Scholes and Katie Cord
“The Grudge” by Thoraiya Dyer
“Coaltown” by Heather Clitheroe
“In the Water, Underneath” by Damien Angelica Walters
“Afterparty” by Chaz Brenchley
“The Gramadevi’s Lament” by Sunil Patel
“Blue & Grey and Black & Green” by Alethea Kontis
“Heartbeat” by Laura Anne Gilman
“The City” by Vivienne Pustell
“The Crooked Smile Killers” by James Lowder
“Threadbare Magician” by Cat Rambo
“Well of Tranquility” by Steven H Silver
“Beer and Pennies” by Rich Dansky
“The Sleck” by Keris McDonald
“The Transplant Specialist” by Sarah Goslee
“Cactus Flowers and Bone Flutes” by Mercedes M. Yardley

Plus illustrations, and your choice of digital or gorgeous small press book (or both!) and many other stretch goals…

You know you want it…

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