"The Bridge," World of Myth

Some stories you write once and fiddle with forever. Shifting commas, adding a sentence, deleting that sentence, and finally shaking your head and submitting it somewhere.

"The Bridge" was one of those. It was a story written in a rush and edited slowly. There are some pretty science fiction elements in it, but the heart of the story is the main character finding the seed of what's really important to them in the moment of final analysis. It was a story instigated by a discussion with my husband about story ideas. As many of those stories go, it's much darker than the ones I come up with all on my own!

It's been published by "The World of Myth" magazine. You can read it (for free) here. I hope you enjoy it.

First Publication of the Year! Bear Witness, Paradox

This is my first published story of 2020. Last year my goal was to be published every month. We'll see what 2020 brings.
Here's to good things!

This is a mystery anthology and Clarendon House has published my story "Bear Witness," within it. Enjoy! I'd love to hear your opinion, it's a shorter story and one that I had to step outside of my comfort zone to write.

3 Drabbles, Apocalypse

I'm always happy to work with Black Hare Press. They publish beautiful microfiction anthologies, and I'm always proud to be a part of them. My latest is 3 apocalyptic drabbles, The Farmer, The Wall, and A Sunrise Moment are all part of their Apocalypse Anthology. They are available now on Amazon!

I thought the dark apocalyptic nature was a challenge to write, but I enjoyed doing so anyway. I love stretching my experiences! On a side note, you are not supposed to judge books by their covers, but that doesn't mean you can't admire a good cover. Black Hare Press always has the best covers. They are so awesome.

Five Poems in the "Rejected" Anthology

I'm really excited to share this publication. Not only do I have five poems inside this anthology, and not only is it one with multiple genres (which I think is a treat for people purchasing it, there are so many different things to discover!), but it's a charity anthology.

The editor, Erin Crocker, reached out to small charities for animals (where donations can go very far no matter how much you give) and found the Spay and Neuter Coalition in Georgia. So, they will be getting a donation from the proceeds of this book. It's a fantastic cause, and I adore targeting small organizations that do good things!

I hope you consider buying this anthology and enjoy my poems, Bars, Bursting, Hide, To the Drifting Snow, Because the Thimble Spun. The ebook is currently available for 1.99. If you'd rather, the paperback will be available soon!

There's an App For That, Spillwords

I am not against technology, I use it every day in many different ways.

But I do recognize how much I've come to rely on it for various functions in my life. I'm really happy to have Spillwords publish a poem of mine that faces that dependence. They are always a joy to work with!

It's free to read, and I'd love it if you did so!

Follow this link to read it!

Susanne Thomas

It's Christmastime, The World of Myth

I wrote this post-apocalyptic Christmas story in a rush because the scenes just ran at me. I was so happy when The World of Myth accepted it and gave it a home in time for Christmas!

Follow this link to read it!

I was also excited to have it published in November, so far I've had at least one poem or story published every month this year! I'm on track to hit all 12 months! It's a small goal, but I'm excited to see it happen.

There are many other great stories and poems in the issue! After you check mine out (and vote for it!), you should check out the other offerings.