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    Welcome to the Fiction Buffet

  • Bio

    Rachel is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. A native of humidity and mosquito-thickened environments, she voyaged west with her tabby companions. She saw her first desert in California and lost her heart completely. (She kept moving west because other interested parties said “Are you mad? I can’t find work here.”)


    When not writing, she spends way too much time riding her bicycle.

  • Fiction

    A selection of stories that are available online:

    Welcome to your evening meditation. Published on PseudoPod


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    There Should Be an App for That

    What if supervillains could use a dating app to find their arch nemesis? Forthcoming in the Nemesis anthology from Wicked Taxidermy Press

    In the Labyrinth

    Dan had worked in the old mill for decades, so he knew its labyrinthine layout, its moods, and its anger. He’d never felt threatened there—until the Hallowe’en night when some idiot came to work in a toga and brought out its monster.

    Forthcoming on the Night's End podcast, season 4

    A gentle, lo-fi fantasy story about depression and community. Published in On Spec: the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, vol 33 no 1 (#123)

    In emptying her late grandmother's home, Nora must deal with a trapped bird, 25 lb. bags of table salt, and a generational legacy of abuse. A winner in the R.V. Williams Short Fiction contest. Published in Occam's Razor issue 39

    An epistolary tale of cosmic horror, about that winter Mrs. Croft passed by herself in Deal. Published in Tales of Sley House 2021, from Sley House Publishing

    "You ride when your quads and IT bands scream, and you ride when your blood sings sweetly through you, breaths and pedal strokes aligning perfectly. You eat lunchmeat standing up in the shower and you dream of the road." Published in 34 Orchard, Issue 4

    A Southern Gothic story about coming home and family responsibilities. Published in the In Somnio anthology from Tenebrous Press

    Kind of an HGTV listicle, but horror. Published in Stories We Tell After Midnight 3 from Crone Girls Press

    "When things went wrong, it happened fast." Published in the It Calls From the Doors anthology from Eerie River Publishing

    A quiet little tale of living by the sea and the monsters both above and below the water. Published on The Night's End podcast

    Eating seasonally can change lives. Published in Tales from the Moonlit Path

    "The road unrolled before her like a perforated ribbon, winding amongst the night-dark trees. Shapes loomed out of the gloom, bone white and twisted strange, and she told herself that they were wood, nothing more, nothing more." Published in Blood Tree Literature, issue 05 (Threads)

    "The bass line throbbed through the dim air. People shrieked with laughter and too many well drinks, and Claire knew she never should have come to the reunion." Published in Coffin Bell, Volume #1 Issue #4

    Cosmic horror in Antarctica circa 1918. Published in the City in the Ice anthology by Hiraeth Publishing (formerly Alban Lake)

    Symbiote (Issue #6)

    "They were going to save the species. That was the plan." Published in Polar Borealis, Issue #6

    Winter Gifts (Issue #4)

    "I was born twice—once from the belly of a woman and once from the belly of a wolf." Published in Unfading Daydream, Issue #4

    Cosmic horror space opera. It's part of a balanced breakfast. Published in Broadswords and Blasters, Issue #3


    Published on Flashes In The Dark

    And Straight On Til Morning

    Published in Disturbed Digest, March 2017 Issue

    There Was No Bell

    Published on Lit.cat


    Published in Devilfish Review, Issue #20


    A traveling circus, a dead clown, and a town where only one person has the responsibility of speaking. Published in Asymmetry Fiction

    The Old Farmhouse

    Nobody bucks Grandma. Published on Digitally Disturbed

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