Other Things I Do

(Logo by Nathan Kennedy)

Paper/Rock Writing Consultation (paperrockwriting.com) is a business I started in January of 2018.  My mission is to:

–Help writers break past barriers that may be holding them back.

–Create fun, individualized courses and exercises with personalized guidance.

–Provide proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing services. (Currently, I am an editor and proofreader for Flash Fiction Magazine. Also, I’m a concept editor for Running Wild Press.)  More details can be found on my site.

I also enjoy writing short stories in the horror/fiction genre.  Here are my latest:

Short Story Book/Collection: The Places We Haunt. Potter’s Grove Publishing, 2020.

Short Stories that are in anthologies and literary magazines/journals online and in print:

“Hunger Pangs.” Trembling with Fear, January 9, 2022.

“Worms.” Horla, January 6, 2022.

“Shoe Rack.” Seafront Press, issue 1, December 26, 2021, p. 26.

“Underground Tour.” A Thin Slice of Anxiety, December 14, 2021.

“Soul Grinder.” Don’t Break the Oath (anthology), edited by Jill Girardi and Janine Pipe, Kandisha Press, October 31, 2021.

“Megalodon Parenting Method.” The Hallowzine, issue 2, October 30, 2021, pp. 172-174.

“Forbidden Playthings.” Sirens Call Ezine, issue 55, October 28, 2021, p. 19.

“The Manuscript Room.” Fiery Scribe Review, issue 1, October 18, 2021, pp. 63-65.

“Sign Seeker.” Pigeon Review, October 15, 2021.

“Guarding the Koi Pond.” Yellow Mama, issue 88, October 13, 2021.

“Devil’s Urn.” Free Flash Fiction, October 4, 2021.

“The Last Box.” Coffin Bell: A Journal of Dark Literature, vol. 4, no. 4, October 1, 2021.

“The Blazer Committee.” Idle Ink, October 1, 2021.

“Manifestations: An Experimental Study.” Hearth & Coffin Literary Magazine, vol. 1, no. 3, September 27, 2021.

“The Globe.” Blood and Bone: An Anthology of Body Horror by Woman and Non-Binary Writers, edited by A. R. Ward, Ghost Orchid Press, September 22, 2021. pp. 147-151.

“Photo Shoot with Possessed Bunnies.” The Other Folk: Fables for the Dying, September 12, 2021.

“Toxic.” Handmade Horror Stories (Anthology), edited by M. M. MacLeod, Frost Zone Press, September 2, 2021. pp. 116-120.

“Offshoots.” The Chamber Magazine, August 27, 2021.

“Muzak.” Tiny Molecules, issue 9, June 21, 2021.

“Appointment Reminder.” Timber Ghost Press, LLC, 14 June 2021.

“Stray Hairs.” Streetcake Magazine, issue 73, part 2, June 14, 2021, pp. 6-7.

“Family Connections.” Horla, June 3, 2021.

“The Go Between.” Anser Journal, May 30, 2021.

“Dead End Job.” The Chamber Magazine, May 21, 2021.

“Gender Reveal.” Frost Zone Zine, issue 4, May 21, 2021.

“Between the Scalloped Edges.” Wrongdoing Magazine, May 15, 2021, pp. 219-221.

“Guitar Girl.” Idle Ink, May 1, 2021.

“That Time When Suze Tested Her Latest Invention at a Party.” Sledgehammer Literary Magazine, April 17, 2021.

“The Sound Monster.” Not Deer Magazine, April 10, 2021.

“Blue Lines.” Speculate This, Issue 3, March 2, 2021, pp. 16-17.

“Séance at the Wax Museum.” Wretched Creations Magazine, Issue 1.3, March 1, 2021.

“Lake 22,” Goat’s Milk Magazine, Issue 6, February 1, 2021, pp. 4-12.

“Faithful Fan,” Dwelling Literary Magazine, edited by Elizabeth K. Bates, February 2021, pp. 32-33.

“The Woman in the Trees,” Tether’s End Magazine, Issue 1, February 1, 2021, p. 23.

“The Honey Melt Baking Mix Chat Room.” Wretched Creations Magazine, Issue 1.2, February 1, 2021.

“Hack for Saving Images.” 3Moon Magazine, Issue 6, January 31, 2021, pp. 36-37.

“The Cake Box.” Atomic Flyswatter Vol. 1, edited by Todd Crawferd and Maureen Crowley, December 2020, pp. 17-20.

“The Guacamole and Frosé Party.” Atomic Flyswatter Vol 1, edited by Todd Crawferd and Maureen Crowley, December 2020, pp. 21-24.

“The Change.” Final Cut Zine, edited by Grace Alice Evans, issue 1, October 30, 2020.

“The Twisty Board.” Your Dream Journal, October 6, 2020.

“Salud.” Safe & Sound Press, September 20, 2020.

“Double the Sugar.” Potato Soup Journal, July 21, 2020.

“The Dishwasher.” The Daily Drunk Magazine, July 10, 2020.

“Night Walks During Quarantine.” Spillwords, July 4, 2020.

“The Treadmill.” Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 50, June, 2020, pp. 229-231.

“The Smutty Book-Club.” The Daily Drunk Magazine, June 24, 2020.

“The UMAMI Museum Field Trip.” The Writing Disorder, edited by C. E. Lukather, Spring 2020.

“The Wind Up Key.” Defenestrationism, Defenestrationism.net, 2020, Jan. 26.

“The Breadbox.” The Monsters We Forgot: Volume 3, edited by Gabriel Grobler and R. C. Bowman. Soteira Press. 2019, pp. 151-164.

“Table 42.” Living Paranormal Magazine, edited by Helena King, Alex King, Ryan Jones, and Joseph Swiger, no. 14, Oct. 4, 2019, pp. 85-90.

“Screaming Into Bowls.” Whatever Keeps the Lights On, edited by Jessalyn Johnson and Taylor Sue Leonhardt, no. 3, Sept. 26, 2019.

“Gray Yogurt.”  The Writing Disorder, edited by C. E. Lukather, Fall 2019.

“The Disgusting Food Museum.”  The Macabre Museum Online Gallery, edited by R. R. Trevino and Emma Johnson-Rivard, Aug. 8 2019. (The password to enter is “abyss” for the month of August 2019)

“The Barracuda in the Pool.” Flash Fiction Magazine, Aug. 5 2019.

“Classroom Experiment.” Mad Scientist Journal, edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman, June 2019, pp. 139-147.

“The Fireworks Wars.”  Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 45, June 2019, pp. 102-104.

“Pretty Pink Flowers.”  Coffin Bell:  A Journal of Dark Literature, edited by Tamara Burross Gisanti and Sarah V. Parson, vol. 2, no. 2, April 1, 2019.

“The Neighbors’ Things.” The Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 43, February 2019, pp. 133-135.

“The Fish in the Bowl Grows a Bubble.”  Headway Quarterly, no. 3, Jan. 15, 2019. (Winner of the first annual writing contest/2018 as well.)

“Stella’s Shoes.”  The Siren’s Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 42, December 2018, pp. 76-78.

“On the Downbeat.” Maudlin House Literary MagazineNov. 25, 2018.

“Exposure Therapy.” Open Minds Quarterly: Explorations of Life in a Mad Worldedited by Ella Myers, vol. 20, no. 3 Fall 2018, pp. 24-26.

“Teacher Training Video.” Natural Light:  2018 Poetry and Flash Fiction Collection Anthology. Janet Kuypers, Editor. Scars Publications and Design. Nov. 13, 2018, pp. 275-277.

“Teacher Training Video.” Windows of Remembrance: Down in the Dirt Issue Collection Anthology Book May-August 2018. Janet Kuypers, Editor. Scars Publications and Design. Oct. 6, 2018, pp. 194-196.

“The Fires that Burn Near Sapphire Lake.”  The Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 40, August 2018.

“Teacher Training Video.” Down in the Dirt Magazine: The Painting, edited by Janet Kuypers, volume 158, June 1, 2018.

“Ab Machine Belt Device:  A Customer’s First-Hand Account.”  Soft Cartel, edited by Softcartel.com, May 12, 2018.

“How the Blueberries Grow” Coffin Bell: A Journal of Dark Literature, edited by Tamara Burross Gisanti and Sarah V. Parson, vol. 1, no. 2, April 1, 2018.

“Molecular Bonds,” Theme of Absence: An Online Magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction, edited by Jason Bougger, March 9, 2018.

“Haunted Water Aerobics,” Gathering Storm Literary Magazine: Collected Tales of the Dark, the Light, and Everything in Between, edited by Michael McHenry, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2017, pp. 26-31.

“Hello,” Theme of Absence: An Online Magazine of  Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction, edited by Jason Bougger, April 7, 2017.

Essays/CNF Pieces I’ve Written:

“Halloween Haunts: Halloween Memories in the Basement.” Horror Writers Association, blog, October 8, 2021.

“Academia: The Board Game.” Rejection Letters, April 23, 2021.

“Things I Would Have Done to Get my Son into College Had there Not Been an Intervention.” Little Old Lady Comedy, April 15, 2021.

“When Your Child Brings Home a Wig from the Arts Supplies Closet at School.” Riot Act Magazine, issue 2, December 18, 2020.

“How To Read in Bed.” Little Old Lady Comedy, September 4, 2020.

“Masks of Industry.” Silver Birch Press (blog), edited by Melanie Villines, May 24, 2020.

“The Massage.” The Haven, edited by Page Barnes, April 12, 2019.

“Surviving the Underpants Recession of 2016,” Headstuff.org, humour section editor, Conor Smith, June 4, 2018.

Volunteering for Literary Magazines:

–Selected to serve as a reader for Flash Fiction Magazine, starting September 2020.

–I’ve been serving as a reader for Headway Quarterly during the summer of 2020.

The Daily Drunk literary magazine has named me the “adult beverages” bi-monthly columnist, starting September 2020.

Finally, serving as a volunteer blogger for the Safe Crossings Foundation in Seattle has been a rewarding experience as well.  This organization serves grieving children who have lost parents or other family members.  The children are connected with the resources they need in order to heal.  Here are a few posts I’ve done so far:

“Themes and Patterns:  Cultural Sensitivity in Grief Support” 

“Healing in Cyberspace:  The Role of Online Bereavement Platforms in Helping Grieving Children Heal”


–Horror Writers Association, Affiliate Member, 2021

–Ladies of Horror Fiction Directory, 2021

Reviews of My Work:

“Review: Cecilia Kennedy’s ‘Between the Scalloped Edges.'” (Jared Povanda). Wrongdoing Magazine (blog post). May 21, 2021.