Strange Monsters is a music and words collaboration of imaginative fiction and poetry set to contemporary jazz. In Strange Monster‘s six audio fictions, women challenge what’s expected and find their voices in unexpected places.
Preview one of the tracks below:
Featured Free Short Stories
“The Split”—Masters Review (2016)
Upon moving to Oregon with her girlfriend, Emma discovers that she has literally split in half, leaving part of herself at her childhood home.
“In the City of Martyrs”—The Toast (2015)
In a country forever at war, Yakov sells dead flower arrangements to the bereaved. When he recognizes a woman from the royal family in the city center despite never having met her, he is exposed to a truth that hits too close to home.
“Everything Beneath You”—Beneath Ceaseless Skies (2015)
Based on a medley of myths, “Everything Beneath You” concerns a goddess, a dragon ship, and the woman who wants it all.
“A Careful Fire”—Beneath Ceaseless Skies (2015)
Trapped as a servant, Mabella obsesses over the blue winged women who sing outside each evening. But no one is as they seem, including the winged.
“Sisters”— Grendelsong (2015/2016)
(Originally in SCHEHEREZADE’S BEQUEST)
After the Little Mermaid trades her voice for legs, her sister Elin struggles to keep her other sisters from making similar bargains. In the process, she uncovers dark family secrets.
“The Damaged”—Story (2014/2015)
Robin works the company that makes PlayMatez companion bots, and in her off-hours she dissects the damaged ones to see what makes them malfunction. Until she’s tricked by one of the bots she brings home.
“The Siren”—Strange Horizons (2013)
When her mother brings home a siren lover after the death of her father, Jen is confronted with her grief and her own attraction to the woman.
“The Wanderers”—Clarkesworld (2013)
Four sadistic aliens come to take over Earth, only to discover that they are completely alone.