I'm super excited to share that I have a story in an upcoming anthology of speculation fiction stories inspired by TS Eliot's The Waste Land.
Published 100 years ago in October 1922, The Waste Land has become a masterpiece of modernism; it's a poem that reaches back into legend and forward into dystopia. Now, 100 years later, 19 authors have come together to write stories inspired from lines in Eliot's poem to mark the centenary of The Waste Land's publication. And if that's not enough to whet your interest, check out this table of contents:
Death by Water, by Grace Chan
A Winter Respite, by Clare Rhoden
She Who Walks Behind You, by Leanbh Pearson
The Watcher of Greenwich, by Laura E. Goodin
Exhausted Wells, by Tee Linden
Rats Alley, by Jeff Clulow
Fragments of Ruin, by B.P. Marshall
Dead Men, by Cat Sparks
A Dusty Handful, by Aveline Perez de Vera
Lidless Eyes That See, by Geneve Flynn
A Witch’s Bargain, by Rebecca Dale
And Fiddled Whisper Music on Those Strings, by Eugen Bacon
Mountain of Death, by Austin P. Sheehan
Fawdaze, by Rebecca Fraser
Over the Mountains, by Tim Law
A Shadow in This Red Rock, by Louise Zedda Sampson
Dry Bones, by Robert Hood
April, by Francesca Bussey
The Violet Hour, by Nikky Lee (<— That's me!)
The Waste Land: stories inspired by TS Eliot (edited by Clare Rhoden) will be published in October 2022 by PS Publishing, the UK's foremost specalist genre publisher. A big shout out to author and editor Clare Rhoden for wrangling us all together and making this project come to life.
Stay tuned for updates and a cover reveal in the coming months!