Two stories out today!

One of them I knew about, one of them a surprise. “The Lost Languages of Exiles” is up at Metaphorosis!  It’s a love story set in the same universe as Dropping Slow. “Safe as Houses” is up on the Gallery of Curiosities podcast!  It’s also a love story, of a sort.  No Teachouts to beContinue reading “Two stories out today!”

The Landlady (a revised Teachout story)

So in 2014, I posted the original vignette “The Landlady”.  And then this year I ended up revising it substantially, and I thought it turned out pretty well, so I’m going to post it here to end my 2-week blog streak.  I will probably take the first version down at some point, just to streamlineContinue reading “The Landlady (a revised Teachout story)”

The Cursed Headdress (a Teachout story)

This is a story (please note the “read more” button!) about the Teachout sisters, links to whose other adventures can be found in my full bibliography.  I think this can stand alone, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go and read “The Drowned Man” first.  For reasons.  (It’s cool.  I’ll wait.)  And, you know,Continue reading “The Cursed Headdress (a Teachout story)”

Shameless Other People Promotion!

Yes, yes, I know–it’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  I blame Jason and Scott; they keep giving me story ideas.  Which is all well and good, but I’m also working on a novel, here, in my oh-so-copious spare time. But that, my friends, is not the point of this post.  No, the point ofContinue reading “Shameless Other People Promotion!”

shameless other people promotion!

Issue #3 of SciPhi Journal is out, and it has a story in it by my evil twin, Jason Kimble. “Detritus” is really, really good.  I mean, I’ve been reading Jason’s work for years now, and this is my favorite story of his (this is my favorite universe of his), and I am so excited  toContinue reading “shameless other people promotion!”

Penumbra’s on sale …

Volume 4 Issue 1 of Penumbra, featuring my story, “Hauntings,” is currently on sale for $2.79. If you’re looking for something spooky to read in the dark, by the eerie bluish light of your e-reader, whilst waiting for the ghouls and ghosts to arrive looking for candy this Friday … well, check it out.

Penumbra’s October Issue is out …

… and my ghost story, “Hauntings,” is in it! There are other stories in it, as well, all of which play with the theme of “paranormal adventures” during this spookiest of months. (I love October. I love ghost stories. I’m so excited about this, I can’t even tell you.) The issue is $3.99 and isContinue reading “Penumbra’s October Issue is out …”

State of the Laura: shameless self-promotion edition

All right, on October 1 it goes into the archives, so here’s my last bit of shameless-self-promotion for “The Curator’s Job” … A curator who has lost quite a unique … um … item, girl adventurers, a witch, Victorian-era gangsters, and, to top it all off, a big old-fashioned free-for-all brawl. YOU KNOW YOU WANTContinue reading “State of the Laura: shameless self-promotion edition”


My short story, “Hauntings,” will be appearing in the October issue of Penumbra eMag–the theme is “Paranormal Adventures.” I’m very excited! And if you want to check Penumbra out, their first year of issues is available for free (you can click on the banner at the top of the page I linked to above). (also,Continue reading “Ahem!”

brace yourself, I’m going to get nostalgic again

So, thanks to Tumblr (which, let’s face it, is where I find these things out), I learned that today is the 7th anniversary of the pub date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. On this day (or sometime this week or next) seven years ago, I had a three month old baby with a stomachContinue reading “brace yourself, I’m going to get nostalgic again”