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not really haiku, but fun

Their backs stubbornly faced the danger, and then were swallowed up by it. Frank was a good man. She had no reason to be unhappy with him. They watch her struggle to stay awake, the dolls gripped tightly in each hand. I just look at her. The moonlight slides over her face like a slow […]

Edgewise

I’ve decided to publish a new chapbook of speculative poetry and microfiction at the end of February, so they’re available for sale at 2010: A Space Oddity. I plan to do a limited, numbered edition of 100, with a mix of three different covers. I’m taking advance orders now via PayPal to joannemerriam@gmail.com (or mail […]

the train like a wide, metallic bolt of lightning, and the people on the bridge

Just had a short flash fiction piece go up at Brain Harvest: An Almanac of Bad Ass Speculative Fiction: “Ribbons. Lightning.“