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Lisa Short

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror Writer

Welcome to my official author website! Take a look through the site to find all my speculative fiction work, past and present. To see what I'm up to lately, click on my blog, Instagram, Mastodon, Twitter, or Facebook links in the upper righthand corner.

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Bio

Lisa Short is a Texas-born, Kansas-bred writer of fantasy, science fiction and horror. She has an honorable discharge from the United States Army, a degree in chemical engineering, and twenty years’ experience as a professional engineer. Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband, youngest child, father-in-law and cats. She is a member of SFWA, HWA and Codex.

Writing

Complete Collection

The Dire Dark

Available Now!

The Dire Dark is an anthology of fifteen dark fantasy and fantasy horror flash fiction stories. Within these pages are dark sorcery, morally grey characters, necromancers, black magic, and adventure.

 

Includes my short story "Roses and Vipers."

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In the Bleak Midwinter

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Diet Milk is a biannual literary magazine devoted to Gothic prose, poetry, and art. In The Bleak Midwinter is thirty-one pieces of deliciously dark flash selected and posted daily throughout December like a eerie advent calendar.

 

Includes my flash piece "Resurgam."

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Post Roe Alternatives

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Forty-nine years ago, the Supreme Court recognized Choice as a fundamental liberty. Autocrats and theocrats have been fighting back ever since.

 

With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, they think they have won. B Cubed Press, in celebration of forty-nine years of Choice, introduces forty-nine stories to show that Choice cannot be eradicated. 

 

Includes my short story "Plan C."

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Solstice

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SOLSTICE: A WINTER ANTHOLOGY  gathers together a veritable blizzard of talent, a snowstorm of show-stopping authors, an ice storm of insightful creators. 

 

Includes my flash piece "Tinsel."

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Wyldblood

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A collection of twelve fine new stories in the tenth issue of Wyldblood Magazine, with hidden dimensions, dragons. gifts and obligations, superstorms and the end of the world. Includes my story "In This Last of Meeting Places."

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Dread Space

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An anthology of dark military SF. Includes my short story "And Darkness and the Red Death Held Dominion."

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Twist in Time

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Special Issue: Thank You For Your Service. Includes my creative nonfiction piece "A Memento, In Situ."

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Save the World

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Climate change is no longer a vague future threat. Dive in and find out how we might mitigate climate change via solar mirrors, carbon capture, genetic manipulation, and acts of change both large and small. Includes my short story "Black Waters."

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The Fifth Di...

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Presenting original science fiction, fantasy, and spooky horror stories. Includes my short story "The Child of Night."

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Thirteen Podcast (on Apple)

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Feature length, atmospheric, spooky stories told on the 13th of each month. Explore an eerie universe of supernatural and occult tales. Featuring my short story "Lost Ladies."

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Thirteen Podcast (on Google Podcasts)

Available Now!

Feature length, atmosphere, spooky stories told on the 13th of each month. Explore an eerie universe of supernatural and occult tales. Featuring my short story "Lost Ladies."

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Thirteen Podcast (on Spotify)

Available Now!

Feature length, atmospheric, spooky stories told on the 13th of each month. Explore an eerie universe of supernatural and occult tales. Featuring my short story "Lost Ladies."

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Runs Like Clockwork

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A collection of thirteen Steampunk stories full of high adventure and sumptuously surreal settings. Includes my short story "Mech-Mage."

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Metaphorosis

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Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine. Includes my short story "Genesis."

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Luna Station Quarterly

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Stellar short fiction by women-identified writers since 2009.  Issue 047 includes my short story "Revenant."

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Strange Orbits

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From the deepest reaches of the most remote galaxies in space to the darkness just beyond our own atmosphere. Includes my short story "Gloriana."

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Through Other Eyes

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In the first All Worlds Wayfarer anthology, immerse yourself in 30 unique stories featuring non-human protagonists. Includes my short story "The Fire Demon's Daughter."

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Campfire Macabre

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50+ original flash horror tales organized by five themes: Spook Houses, Slashers, Witchcraft, Within the Woods, and Cemetery Chillers. Includes my short story "The Annex."

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Close to the Bone

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Publishing the best Pulp, Noir, Crime, Dirty Realism & Horror. Includes my short story "Billy's Grave."

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The Sirens Call

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The 45th issue of The Sirens Call eZine features eighty pieces of dark fiction and horror prose. Includes my short story "Oblivion."

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Metaphorosis

Available Now!

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine. Includes my short story "The Season of Withering."

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