This page of the bibliography covers the stories written by Laird Barron.

Last update: 01 APRIL 2017.

The most recently published NEW stories have asterisks besides them (* = most recent, ** = second most, etc.).



STORIES - PUBLISHED


"--30--"

Two biologists conduct research into abnormal animal behavior at a remote, high desert site in Western Washington that once served as the killing grounds of a diabolical cult. [LJ_100515]

Word count: 14,453.

  • The story was written as a raffle prize for the Shirley Jackson Awards in 2009 or 2010. [WP140825] [WP150213]
  • Europa Report writer Philip Gelatt was reported to be adapting and directing a feature based on the story in February 2015. [WP150213] [WP151015B]
  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2011, novelette).
  • The story took 22nd place in the 2011 Locus Awards in the novelette category.

 

Publication history:

2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3 Night Shade Books

"49 Foot Woman Straps It On"

Word count: 3,838.
 

Publication history:

2015 Protectors 2: Heroes Goombah Gumbo Press

“A CLUTCH”

Word count: 8,600.

  • In reference to the story, Laird writes: “I’m slowly working on a sequence featured in the quasi medieval setting of the first chapter of The CroningAntiquity is a twilight world of talking animals, black magicians, and the Cult of the Leech.” [WP_150121]
2016 The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (TPB) Running Press

AN ATLATL

A fading international supermodel meets a skin-walker who’s traded in blood since humanity was still figuring the ins and outs of fire. [WP_160411]

Word count: 19k

2016 Limbus, Inc. Book III (TPB) JournalStone
2016 Limbus, Inc. Book III (HC) JournalStone
2016 Limbus, Inc. Book III (ebook) JournalStone

“ANDY KAUFMAN CREEPING THROUGH THE TREES”

Cheer-leading captain Julie Vellum is having a bad year. Her dad is dying of cancer. She sprained her neck on the trampoline. Rival Jessica Mace plans to do her more bodily harm. Worst of all, she’s hired an old pal to impersonate Tony Clifton for a private show. Totally worst idea, ever. [WP_151202]

Word count: 9,570.

  • “Andy Kaufman Creeping through the Trees” features Jessica Mace nemesis Julie Vellum back in the hazy Alaska days during the autumn of ’98. [WP_150911]

Publication history:

2016 Autumn Cthulhu (TPB) Lovecraft eZine Press
2016 Autumn Cthulhu (ebook) Lovecraft eZine Press
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Ardor"

While tracking a missing B-movie actor, a team of man hunters crashes in the Yukon Delta. [WP_151026]

Word count: 9,000.

Publication history:

2013 Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker's Dracula Lethe Press
2014 The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen Tachyon Publications
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"a strange form of life"

A conversation between a prisoner and a prison guard takes a strange turn.

Word count: 4,200.

  • This story was first titled "The Hard and the Soft Kiss, in the Dark Room". [RD140530] [LJ110329]
  • The story title is taken from a Bonnie 'Prince' Billie song with the same title. The title "The Hard and the Soft Kiss, in the Dark Room" is taken from the lyrics of this song. [WP140620]
  • The story was included in a preliminary table of contents for The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. [LJ110410]
  • The title is written with no capitalization on the Bibliography page of Barron's official site (among other posts by the author). The table of contents on the description page for Dark Faith: Invocations, and the one for Wilde Stories 2013, lists it as "A Strange Form of Life". It may have inherited its lowercase spelling from the liner notes of the Bonnie 'Prince' Billie album 'the letting go', all of which appear to be written in lowercase. Personal communication with the author confirms that "a strange form of life" is correct.
  • Unspeakable Horror 2: Abominations of Desire has not yet been released, as far as I can tell.

 

Publication history: 

2012 Dark Faith: Invocations Apex Publications
2013 Wilde Stories 2013 Lethe Press
2016? Unspeakable Horror 2: Abominations of Desire Evil Jester Press

"Black Dog"

A nameless couple embarks upon a fateful first-date on All Hallows Eve. [WP_151026]

Word count: 4,700.

Publication history:

2013 Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre Prime Books
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Blackwood's Baby"

A hunting retreat in the Olympic peninsula provides deadly sport for the rich elite.

Word count: 12,913.

  • The story placed 22nd in the 2012 Locus Awards in the novelette category.

 

Publication history:

2012 Ghosts by Gaslight Harper Voyager
2012 The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 Night Shade Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books

"Blood and Stardust"

A mad-scientist’s daughter plots to run away and join to circus.

Word count: 6,159.

  • This story is listed as "Blood & Stardust" on the Bibliography page of Barron's official site, but with "and" instead of the ampersand in the books listed below.
  • Far Fetched Fables No. 73 is available on-line.

 

Publication history:

2013 The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination Tor Books
2015 Far Fetched Fables No. 73 (Audio) Far Fetched Fables
2016 Man With No Name JournalStone

"Bulldozer"

Jaded Pinkerton detective Jonah Koenig tracks a serial killer from Boston to an 1890s California mining town and encounters malevolence that dwarfs his grimmest imaginings... [Source]

Word count: 10,620.

  • This story has been published in translation in Czech ("Postrach", translated by Milan Žáček) and Italian ("L'intimidatore", translated by [unknown]).
  • It was translated into Russian by [?] for Лучшее за год 2007.
  • The story was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award in 2005 in the mid-length fiction category.

 

Publication history:

2004 SCI FICTION (Aug 25 2004) SciFi.com
2005 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 18 St. Martin's Press
2006 Trochu divné kusy 2 (as "Postrach") Laser Books
2007 Лучшее за год 2007 (as "Бульдозер") ABC
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2013 Hypnos No. 2 (as "L'intimidatore") Edizioni Hypnos
2014 Lovecraft's Monsters Tachyon Publications

"Catch Hell"

A quaint inn and its idyllic environs mask a hideous, creeping evil that rises in the darkness to consume its victims. [LJ_100515]

Word count: 11,874.

  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2010, novelette).


Publication history:

2009 Lovecraft Unbound Dark Horse Books
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books

"Don't Make Me Assume My Ultimate Form"

Word count: 8,630.

  • This story features recurring character Jessica Mace.
  • The album Rocky Mountain News by the band Science Partner is described by Barron as "the score" for this story. [WP150220]


Publication history:

 

2015 Cthulhu Fhtagn! Word Horde

"D T"

Word count: 4,205.

  • This story was translated into Spanish by Marta Lila for the anthology Una temporada en Carcosa.


Publication history:

2012 A Season in Carcosa Miskatonic River Press
2015 Una temporada en Carcosa Valdemar
2015 A Little Brown Book of Burials Borderlands Press

"Ears Prick Up"

Rex, an atomic-powered cyborg war dog, loyally assists his master in the overthrow of a far-future dystopian empire. [WP_151026]

Word count: 7,844.

  • This story features recurring character Rex.
  • The story is available on-line in SQMag 18.


Publication history:

2014 SQMag 18 IFWG Publishing Australia
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Fear Sun"

The heiress of the Tooms family fortune creates a life-sized Innsmouth diorama for the amusement of her patron.

Word count: 4,902.

Publication history:

2015 Innsmouth Nightmares PS Publishing

"Frontier Death Song"

A broken-down outdoorsman and his loyal hound are pursued along the US interstate by the Wild Hunt. [WP_151026]

Word count: 10,217.

  • The story placed 16th in the 2013 Locus Awards in the novelette category.
  • The story is available on-line in Nightmare Magazine 1.
  • This story features a fictionalized Laird Barron (or his Doppelgänger).


Publication history:

2012 Nightmare Magazine 1 Nightmare Magazine[?]
2013 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 Night Shade Books
2015 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 (audiobook) Audible Studios
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Gamma"

A young man relives painful memories in the aftermath of a fungal apocalypse. 

Word count: 2,417.

Publication history: 

2012 Fungi Innsmouth Free Press
2015 A Little Brown Book of Burials Borderlands Press

Hallucigenia

Cosmic terrors descend upon a hapless tycoon after a tragic accident... [Source]

Word count: 25,000.

  • Hallucigenia was the cover story of the June 2006 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, with cover art by Max Bertolini. Back issue available here.
  • It was translated into German by Jakob Schmidt for the collectionHallucigenia.
  • It was translated into Czech by Martin Novák for the magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • It was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award (2006, long fiction).
  • It was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award (2007, long fiction).
  • It placed 18th in the 2007 Locus Awards in the novella category.

Publication history:

2006 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (June 2006) Spilogale, Inc. Zine
2007 Year's Best Fantasy 7 Tachyon Publications
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2008 Fantasy & Science Fiction (2008 - Léto) (as "Halucigénie") Triton Publishing
2015 Hallucigenia Golkonda Verlag
(Image source: Spilogale, Inc.)

(Image source: Spilogale, Inc.)


Hand of Glory

Word count: 21,491.

  • The story was nominated for a World Fantasy Award (2013, novella).
  • It came in 7th place in the 2013 Locus Awards in the novella category.


Publication history:

2012 The Book of Cthulhu 2 Night Shade Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books
2013 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Prime Books

"Hour of the Cyclops"

A humble hero saves mankind from chthonic destruction in this retro-pulp tribute to H. P. Lovecraft... [Source]

Word count: 4,399. 

  • The story was included in the limited hard cover release of The Imago Sequence and Other Stories but not in subsequent hard cover editions, or the electronic edition. It IS included in the trade paperback edition, but it is NOT listed on the copyright page or the table of contents.
  • The story is available on-line in The Three-Lobed Burning Eye #6.


Publication history:

2000 The Three-Lobed Burning Eye #6 Legion Press
2004 Three-Lobed Burning Eye Annual - vol. II Legion Press
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (limited HC) Night Shade Books
2008 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (TPB) Night Shade Books

"In a Cavern, in a Canyon"

Word count: 7,878. 

  • The title of the story is drawn from the lyrics of the traditional song "Oh My Darling Clementine".


Publication history: 

2015 Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror Gallery Books
2016 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 8 Night Shade Books

"Jaws of Saturn"

A professional bodyguard seeks to shield his girlfriend from the unwholesome attentions of an elderly neighbor.

Word count: 7,816. 

  • The unpublished "Gula de Saturnus", scheduled to appear in 2010 in the Dark Regions Press anthology Nostradamus' Fate which failed to materialized, may be "Jaws of Saturn" under a previous title. [WP100123]
  • The story took 8th place in the 2014 Locus Awards in the novelette category.


Publication history: 

2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books
2014 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 6 Night Shade Books

"LD50"

Jessica Mace, a young woman famous for surviving a massacre, investigates a serial killer of dogs in the badlands of Eastern Washington. [WP_151026]

Word count: 7,629.

 

  • This story features recurring character Jessica Mace.
  • The story was put up for free on Barron's LiveJournal [?] site as a reward for his fans' patience following the delays of the collection The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All.[WP130929]
  • It is currently available on-line on Scribd, having been uploaded there by his agent, Janet Reid. Barron linked to it from his official blog.[WP130929]


Publication history: 

2013 Weaponized [?] [unknown]
2013 Scribd [?] Janet Reid [?]
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"(Little Miss) Queen of Darkness"

Word count: 5,530. 

  • The story is summarized by Laird as: "Following an occult initiation ritual, a man is stalked by a psychopathic sorority girl and her team of horrifically disfigured henchmen." [WP151026]


Publication history: 

2014 Dark Discoveries Magazine #29 JournalStone
2015 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Prime Books
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

Man With No Name

Word count: 18,730. 

  • This story features recurring character Nanashi.


Publication history: 

2014 A Mountain Walked Dark Regions Press
2015 The Little Brown Book of Burials Borderlands Press
2016 Man With No Name JournalStone
2016 Man With No Name (audiobook) Blackstone Audio

“MOBILITY”

Word count: 6,248.

Publication history:

2016 What the #@&% Is That? Saga Press

"More Dark"

Word count: 11,023. 

  • The story is available on-line the Revelator website.
  • The story was translated into Spanish by [?] for the anthology True Detective - Antologia de lecturas no obligatoras (as "Mas oscuridad" ).

Publication history: 

2012 The Revelator Vol 137 Issue 1 [unknown]
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books
2014 True Detective - Antologia de lecturas no obligatorias Errata Naturae

Mysterium Tremendum

Word count: 22,770. 

  • It was translated into German (by Jakob Schmidt) for the collection Hallucigenia.
  • The story won a Shirley Jackson Award (2011, novella).


Publication history: 

2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 Wilde Stories 2011 Lethe Press
2015 New Cthulhu 2 Prime Books
2015 Hallucigenia Golkonda Verlag

"Nemesis"

Word count: 5,300. 


Publication history: 

2013 Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny #1 Blood Bound Books
2015 Apex Magazine Issue 79 Apex Publications

"OBLIVION MODE"

Word count: 10,500 (approx.). 

Publication history: 

2016 Children of Lovecraft Dark Horse Books

"Occultation"

Word count: 4,124.

  • Published as "The Occultation" in Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness.
  • Published as an exclusive chapbook as part of the Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter (funded in April 2015).


Publication history: 

2008 Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness Norilana Books
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2016 The Occultation Mythic Delirium Books

"Old Virginia"

Word count: 8,104.

  • The story placed 27th in the Locus Awards 2004 in the novelette category.
  • The story was nominated for the International Horror Guild Awards 2004 in the short fiction category.
  • It was translated into Russian by [?] for Лучшее за год 2005.


Publication history: 

2003 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (February 2003) Spilogale, Inc. Zine
2004 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 17 St. Martin's Press
2005 Лучшее за год 2005 (as "Старая Виргиния") ABC
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 New Cthulhu Prime Books
2013 The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine (January-February 2003) (audio) Audible Studios

"Parallax"

Word count: 9,801.

Publication history: 

2005 SCI FICTION (07 September 2005) SciFi.com
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books

"Proboscis"

Word count: 8,534.

  • It was translated into Russian by Vladislav Geneva for Darker Magazine.
  • It was translated into Czech by Milan Žáček for the magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • The story was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award (2005, mid-length fiction).
  • The story is available on-line (in Russian) in Darker Magazine #10.


Publication history: 

2005 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (February 2005) Spilogale Inc, Zine.
2006 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19 St. Martin's Press
2006 Best New Fantasy Prime Books
2006 Horror: The Best of the Year 2006 Edition Prime Books
2006 Fantasy & Science Fiction (2006/05) (as "Sosák") Triton Publishing
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters Prime Books
2013 Darker Magazine #10 (as "Хоботок") (Russian) Parfenov MS
2015 The Humanity of Monsters ChiZine Publications

Procession of the Black Sloth

Word count: 23,633.

  • It was translated into German by Jakob Schmidt for the collection Hallucigenia.
  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award in 2008 in the novella category.
  • The story was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award in 2008 in the long fiction category.


Publication history: 

2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2015 Hallucigenia (as Die Prozession des schwarzen Faultiers) Golkonda Verlag

"Rex"

Word count: 1,208.

  • This story features recurring character Rex.


Publication history: 

2015 Gigantic Worlds Gigantic Books

"Screaming Elk, MT"

Word count: 11,031.

  • The story as summarized by Laird: "The further adventures of Jessica Mace. This time she's mixed up with a cursed carnival." [Personal communication]
  • This story features recurring character Jessica Mace.


Publication history: 

2014 Nightmare Carnival Dark Horse Books
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Shiva, Open Your Eye"

Word count: 5,826.


Publication history: 

2001 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (September 2001) Spilogale Inc, Zine.
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2012 Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology Cutting Block Press
2013 Nightmare Magazine Issue 9 Nightmare Magazine [?]

"Six Six Six"

Word count: 6,419.

  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2011, short story).


Publication history: 

2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books

"Slave Arm"

Word count: 3,225.

  • Barron summarizes this story as: "Monstrously disfigured psychopaths attack young party-goers in what may be part of a global conspiracy, or a prelude to an extinction level event." [WP151026]


Publication history: 

2013 Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge Nightscape Press
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Snorre & Spot Approach the Fallen Rock"

Word count: 206.

Publication history: 

2015 Laird Barron Official Site N/A

"Soul of Me"

Word count: unknown.

Publication history:

2016 The Burning Maiden Anthology Book 2 Evileye Books

"Strident Caller"

Word count: [unknown].

 

  • This story features a fictionalized Laird Barron (or his Doppelgänger).


Publication history: 

2015 Whispers From The Abyss 2 01 Publishing

"Strappado"

Word count: 5,998.

  • It was translated into German (by Jakob Schmidt) for the collection Hallucigenia.
  • It was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2010, short story).
  • It took 22nd place in the 2010 Locus Awards in the short fiction category.


Publication history: 

2009 Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Solaris Books
2010 Wilde Stories 2010 Lethe Press
2010 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2 Night Shade Books
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2015 Hallucigenia Golkonda Verlag
2016 Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror Tachyon Publications

"Termination Dust"

Word count: 10,078.

  • Barron summarizes the story: "All hell breaks loose in a massive apartment complex when a modern day Jack the Ripper strikes under cover of a blizzard.".


Publication history:

2013 Tales of Jack the Ripper Word Horde
2014 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Prime Books
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"The Beatification of Custer Poe"

Word count: 5,061.

Publication history: 

2013 Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War Prime Books

"The Blood in my Mouth"

Word count: 8,726.

  • This story features a fictionalized Laird Barron (or his Doppelgänger).

Publication history: 

2015 The Madness of Cthulhu 2 Titan Books

The Broadsword

Word count: 14,399.

  • It was translated into Czech by Milan Žáček for the anthology Černá křídla Cthulhu (Black Wings of Cthulhu).
  • It was translated into Spanish by Marta Lila for the anthology Alas tenebrosas.
  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2011, novelette).


Publication history: 

2010 Black Wings PS Publishing
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Prime Books
2012 Black Wings of Cthulhu Titan Books
2014 Alas tenebrosas (as El Broadsword) Valdemar
2014 Černá křídla Cthulhu (Black Wings of Cthulhu) (as Hotel Broadsword) Laser Books

"The Carrion Gods in their Heaven"

Word count: 7,739.

Publication history: 

2011 Supernatural Noir Dark Horse Books
2012 Heiress of Russ 2012: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction Lethe Press
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books

THE CRONING

Word count: unknown.

  • The story was translated into Spanish (El Rito) by [unknown].
  • The story was translated into Italian (La ceremonia) by [unknown].

Publication history:

2012 The Croning Night Shade Books
2012 The Croning (audiobook) Audible Studios
2015 El Rito Valdemar
2015 La cerimonia Edizioni Hypnos

"The Cyclorama"

Word count: 3,581.

Publication history: 

2015 License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond ChiZine Publications

"The Forest"

Word count: 11,967.

  • This story has been translated in Spanish ("El Bosque", translated by [unknown]) for Cuasar #52.
  • It was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2008, novelette).
  • It made the shortlist for the 2008 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.
  • It was 18th in the 2008 Locus Awards in the novelette category.


Publication history: 

2007 Inferno Tor Books
2008 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008 St. Martin's Press
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2011 Cuasar #52 (as "El Bosque") [unknown]
2012 The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories Tor Books

The Imago Sequence

Word count: 20,062.

  • The Imago Sequence was the cover story of the May 2005 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, with cover art by Cory and Catska Ench. Back issue available here.
  • It was translated into Czech by Dana Krejčová for the magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • It was nominated for a World Fantasy Award (2006, novella).
  • It came in 13th place in the 2006 Locus Awards in the novella category.
  • It was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award (2006, long fiction).


Publication history: 

2005 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (May 2005) Spilogale Inc, Zine
2006 Year's Best Fantasy 6 Tachyon Publications
2006 Fantasy & Science Fiction (2006/02) (as Sekvence imágo) Triton Publishing
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books
(Image source: Spilogale Inc.)

(Image source: Spilogale Inc.)


"The Lagerstätte"

Word count: 11,577.

  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2008, novelette)
  • It was translated into Russian by [?] for Лучшие страхи года.


Publication history: 

2008 The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy Del Rey
2009 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 1 Night Shade Books
2010 Occultation and Other Stories Night Shade Books
2012 Ghosts Prime Books
2013 Лучшие страхи года (as "Лагерштетт") Ripol Classic

THE LIGHT IS THE DARKNESS

Word count: unknown.

Publication history:

2011 The Light is the Darkness Infernal House
2011 The Light is the Darkness Miskatonic Books
2012 The Light is the Darkness Arcane Wisdom

"The Lonely Death of Agent Haringa"

Word count: 1,153.

  • A version was published on Barron's LiveJournal as "The Lonely Death of Mr. Haringa".
  • The episode was incorporated (with names changed) into the novel The Croning.


Publication history: 

2008 Laird Barron LiveJournal N/A
2008 Jack Haringa Must Die! Merricat Publications

"The Men From Porlock"

Word count: 15,811.

  • This story has been translated in Polish ("Nieproszeni goście", translated by [unknown]) for Fantastyka Wydanie Specjalne 1.
  • This story has been translated in Spanish ("El don de la oportunidad", translation Manuel de los Reyes) for Ominosus.
  • The story place 10th in the 2012 Locus Awards in the novella category.


Publication history: 

2011 The Book of Cthulhu Night Shade Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books
2013 Ominosus Fata Libelli
2014 Fantastyka Wydanie Specjalne 1 (as "Nieproszeni goście") [unknown]

"The Redfield Girls"

Word count: 9,031.

  • The story was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award (2011, novelette).

    Publication history: 
2010 Haunted Legends Tor Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books

"The Royal Zoo is Closed"

Word count: 4,367.

Publication history: 

2006 Phantom #0 Wyrm Publishing [?]
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories Night Shade Books

"The Siphon"

Word count: 14,955.

Publication history: 

2011 Blood & Other Cravings Tor Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books

"the worms crawl in,"

Word count: 7,707.

  • The title is "the worms crawl in," all lowercase. The comma at the end of the title is intentional.


Publication history: 

2014 Fearful Symmetries ChiZine Publications
2015 The Best Horror of the Year Volume 7 Night Shade Books
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

Tomahawk Park Survivors Raffle

Word count: unknown.

 

  • Laird writes that it “is a prequel to my Jessica Mace stories. Tomahawk Park Survivors Raffle is set in the late 1970s and features Jessica’s parents as recent high school grads trying to survive the attacks of a serial killer with ties to the CIA. It’s a slasher inflected by Ludlum and MR James.” [WP_150119]
2016 Swift to Chase JournalStone

"Vastation"

Word count: 6,341.

Publication history: 

2010 Cthulhu's Reign DAW
2010 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Night Shade Books

"We Smoke The Northern Lights"

Word count: 10,769.

  • This story forms the first half of the novella X's for Eyes.
  • The story was published in Czech as Halíme kouřem záři severu, translated by Jitka Cardová, in the September 2016 issue of XB-1, a Czech magazine of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.


Publication history: 

2015 The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft JournalStone
2016 XB-1 (September 2016 issue) Časopis XB-1

X's for Eyes

Word count: 24,861.


Publication history: 

2015 X's for Eyes Bizarro Pulp Press
2016 X's for Eyes (audiobook) JournalStone Publishing

STORIES - UNPUBLISHED


All The Devils Are Here

Word count: unknown.

  • This novella will be published as a book by JournalStone, with a projected release date of November 2016. [Official Site] [Facebook
  • This story features recurring character Nanashi.

Cult of the Bird Eaters

Word count: unknown.

  • This novella will be published as a book by JournalStone, with a projected release date of 2016. [Official Site]

“Mrs. Shrike”

Word count: unknown.

  • The story title and release date (2016) were mentioned in a list of upcoming stories. [Facebook]

Night

Word count: unknown.

  • This novella will be published in I Am The Abyss (Dark Regions Press), which has a predicted release date of late 2016. [FB_150816]
  • Laird writes that the story “ties into the Jessica Mace mythos”. [WP_150827]

“Seems to Fly It, It Will Pursue”

Word count: unknown.

  • The story title and release date (2016) were mentioned in a list of upcoming stories. [FB_150816]
  • Laird writes that it is a Jessica Mace story. [TW_150803]

“SWIFT TO CHASE”

Word count: unknown.

  • The story will appear in the anthology 'Adam's Ladder' (Dark Regions Press) due out mid-2017. [source]
  • Laird writes that it is a Jessica Mace story. [TW_170316]