“The Damaged” in audio on StarShipSofa

Listen to my dark sci-fi story “The Damaged” on today’s StarShipSofa podcast.

“The Damaged” appeared in the January 2014 issue of Interzone and was reprinted online in January 2015 on Story.

I wrote this during my time in grad school at Stonecoast. I don’t remember the inspiration, but I do remember when I turned it into mentor Elizabeth Hand, she commented on the obvious inspiration from Philip K. Dick’s replicants and the whole Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? story. The problem: I’d never seen or read either. Embarrassed to admit that, I rented the movie and was surprised at the similarities.

Listen to the story here: http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2016/01/06/starshipsofa-no-417-bonnie-jo-stufflebeam/

A whole anthology about monsters…from Knopf Doubleday’s Everyman’s Library imprint!

Anyone who knows me knows I love Halloween, so I’m psyched that the monster poetry anthology Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman is out now, just in time!, from Everyman’s Library. It includes my poem “The Werewolf.” The volume includes monster poetry from writers such as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Elizabeth Bishop, Edgar Allen Poe (what would a monster poem anthology be without him?), Annie Finch, Jorge Luis Borges. Actually, the whole Table of Contents looks amazing.

Check it out here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/233726/monster-verse/!

“Where You Came From”

Have a new story out in Three-Lobed Burning Eye, which also happens to be the companion piece to one of my poems:

“In Agape the people starve themselves, of food, of blood, of water, of rosy cheeks and sex; they go to school and church and then to their houses where they lock themselves in and try to ignore the howls in their own throats. In Agape a group of high school friends used to sneak out and lose themselves to the moon every month. There was the wind against our skin as we ran through streets empty of life. There were the bones we buried in our parents’ backyards. Small towns are full of secrets.”


“They Come With the Carnival”

On Monday, my short short story “They Come With the Carnival” came out on Daily Science Fiction. Read it online for free here: http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/magic-realism/bonnie-jo-stufflebeam/they-come-with-the-carnival.

Just in time for Halloween, this creepy, apocalyptic story was inspired by art from my Art & Words Show. I never participate formally in the show, but every year I’m so inspired by the artwork that I always complete a few stories of my own.

Art is part of the Carnival Series by Kris Goto. Check her out; she’s amazing!