“Huckleberry Juju” Published in New Myths

My story “Huckleberry Juju” appears in New Myths #38. A contemporary fantasy set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina during the 1970s, this bittersweet piece features a couple of characters I really love: Kenneth Bailey (aka Dr. Crow) and Oscar Garza (both of whom appear in other stories in my “Legendarium”…

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“Quintessence” Published in Electric Spec

My short story “Quintessence,” which blends LGBTQ Afro-Mexican futurism with cosmic horror, is up at Electric Spec. Give it a read! If you’ve been wondering about Chupacabra Vengeance (or you’ve read it and want more), this story is set in the same universe as many of those pieces.  

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“Ephemera” in Swords and Sorcery

My fantasy story “Ephemera” is up at Swords and Sorcery. Set in an alternate 16th century where the Aztec Empire has conquered Japan and where poetry written with certain materials can unleash magic, the tale showcases a public contest between two great bards: Princess Macuilxochitzin and the monk Sogi.  …

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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“The Boo Hag”

My horror story “The Boo Hag” appears in the latest STUPEFYING STORIES. Pick it up and prepare to meet Dr. Crow, a bad-ass root worker with his own idea of justice.  

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Work upcoming in Chachalaca Review

My retooling of a Mesoamerican myth, “The Challenge,” will be appearing in the upcoming edition of Chachalaca Review, a multicultural yearly journal published by the Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley.  

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CFIII: El Sombrerón

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of my final entry in this year’s Creature Feature: “El Sombrerón.” Once again, the story features an iconic illustration by José Meléndez.  

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CFIII: El Charro Negro

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of “El Charro Negro,” the latest story in my Creature Feature III mini-series. Once again, great art by José “Jay” Meléndez.  

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CFIII: Bigfoot on Popocatepetl

The Monitor has posted the on-line version of the third story in my Creature Feature III mini-series: “Bigfoot on Popocatepetl.” Great art by José Meléndez:  

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CFIII: The Origin of la Llorona

The second entry in my seasonal mini-series Creature Feature III, “The Origin of la Llorona,” is now online at The Monitor.  

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