Meet the Writers

A.M. Justice is a lover of science and wit, sporadic scuba diver, and once and future tango dancer. A Brooklyn-based author and science writer, she writes about medicine by day and fiction by night, and has received honors from Writers Digest, Reader’s Favorite, and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her characters live only in her head, but they’re real, and she puts them through hell.

Abbi Waxman is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman, who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, three dogs, three cats, and one very patient husband.

Alicia Hilton is an author, law professor, arbitrator, actor, and former FBI Special Agent. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her JD and MA from the University of Chicago. She believes in angels and demons, magic and monsters. Alicia’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Akashic Books, Best Indie Speculative Fiction Volume 3, Daily Science Fiction, Demain Publishing UK, DreamForge, Litro, Vastarien, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volumes 4 & 5, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @aliciahilton01. Her website can be found HERE.  Follow her on Twitter.

Amy Weaver is an actress, writer, and voiceover artist living in Los Angeles. Her background in improv comedy inspired Amy to begin creating original material, including writing and starring in digital content for Funny or Die and the TV pilot, A Temporary Life. Other work includes performances in The Office, Modern Men, Significant Others, and numerous national commercials. Find her @AmyWeaverTweets and as a voice on BMF Podcast on iTunes.

Bryan Aiello hosts weekly podcasts on creativity and speculative fiction and is a writer of Fantasy, Sci-fi and the Macabre.  Raised on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bryan served in the Army, graduated from the University of South Florida and now calls Brooklyn home.  For more of his fiction and links to his podcasts, visit: and follow him on Twitter @bryaiello.

Christian Beranek is a writer, producer and musician who likes coffee, dinosaurs and rock n’ roll. She’s created several graphic novels and consulted with many companies about how to properly translate comics to film/tv. She has a home base in Santa Fe, New Mexico and travels often to research and work on projects.

Jamie Mason is a Canadian writer of SF/F whose short fiction has appeared in On Spec, Abyss & Apex and the Canadian Science Fiction Review. His most recent novel, THE BOOK OF ASHES, was published by Permuted Press. Look for his forthcoming novella, TIME OUT, coming soon from Wolfsinger Publications. Follow him @jamiescribbles

Jason D’Aprile has been writing professionally for over 20 years, mostly in non-fiction. You can find his bylines appearing on such sites as Playboy, Paste Magazine, Motherboard, UploadVR, and others. Occasionally, he even lets bits of fiction escape out into the wild. Jason does not Tweet.

Tony DiGerolamo is a New Jersey screenwriter, novelist, comic book writer, game designer and comedian. He is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Bart Simpson comic books. He has also been a joke writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a scriptwriter for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and a blogger for Comedy Central’s Indecision website. He has written the screenplays including Mafioso: The Father, The Son starring Leo Rossi. His novels, Fix in Overtime and The Undercover Dragon are available through Padwolf Publishing. After publishing his own comic books (Jersey Devil, The Travelers and The Fix) with SJRP, he eventually got a publishing deal with Kenzer & Company. Kenzer published The Travelers. Tony also wrote Everknights (another Kenzer comic book), as well as the Hacklopedia of Beasts (Volumes 1 thru 8) and Slaughterhouse Indigo (an adventure for the Hackmaster RPG). He also adapted Mark Twain’s Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc for Campfire.  Performing in the Philly comedy scene for over ten years, Tony performed and directed such improv groups as Next Line Improv, The Cabal, The Ninjas and Bulletproof Giraffe.

Besides writing for various comedy websites, he had a long running comics review column in Knights of the Dinner Table magazine. He was the marketing director for comics publisher, Silent Devil. He is creator of Tony DiGerolamo’s Complete Mafia for d20, creator/biographer for the online webcomic, Super Frat at, the co-creator of the Webcomic Factory and writer for the over two dozen webcomics on the Webcomic Factory site including Lester Crenshaw is Dead, Miserable Comedians and Weird Biker Tales.  Look for his latest book, F*ck You, I’m Italian: Why We Italians Are Awesome, from Ulysses Press.  His ebooks Wokeistan: A Novel and The Pineys: Book 1 are current available on Amazon.


Eric Del Carlo has been compulsively, convulsively and propulsively writing fiction for the vast majority of his lifetime. His successes include appearances in such world-renowned science fiction publications as Analog, Asimov’s and Clarkesworld. The anthologies he’s appeared in are beginning to crowd his bookshelf. His novels range from sword-and-sorcery (Wartorn, written with Robert Asprin) to urban fantasy (The Golden Gate Is Empty, written with his father Vic Del Carlo) to his young adult title The Vampire Years. He’s written podcasts for Earbud Theater, had his novels released as Russian editions, written scads of erotica, and seen his fiction chosen for a year’s-best anthology. He writes because he doesn’t know how to stop, and because he’s determined to carve out every last worthy word he can while he still walks this world. Also, he’s eager to know you. So contact him via Facebook.

Chantel Donnan is a writer and musical theatre nerd from Southern California. She spent her childhood writing short stories in her journals, and these days writes blogs for WeddingBee and many other websites. Currently, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, where she spends her time hiking, writing, and making her way through a massive “to-read” list.

Brandon M. Easton is a professional writer based in Los Angeles, CA. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon was a U.S. History and Economics teacher in NYC for 6 years before moving to the west coast in 2008. Brandon has written for the 2011 ThunderCats reboot from WB Animation and Transformers: Rescue Bots from Hasbro. Easton won the 2012 Glyph Award for his Shadowlaw series and multiple 2014 Glyph Awards for the Watson and Holmes comic series and a 2014 Eisner Award nomination. The Watson and Holmes story was notable for covering issues of human sex trafficking and transgender abuse in NYC. He is also the producer, director and writer of Brave New Souls documentary that explored the aspirations, inspirations and obstacles faced by African-American speculative fiction creators in the 21st century.

In 2015, Brandon was selected as one of the eight winners of the 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program which led to his new position as a Staff Writer for season two of Marvel’s Agent Carter. In 2016, Brandon was nominated for the 2nd annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics for his acclaimed graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven which was recently optioned for a big-screen biopic. He also volunteers at JPL/NASA as a Solar System Ambassador to increase astronomy education in under-served communities. In May, IDW Publishing announced Brandon as the writer for the M.A.S.K. reboot comic book series that was released In November 2016, and Easton was announced as the writer for the new VAMPIRE HUNTER D comic book series.

Eli Edelson’s passion for writing began in the form of flash fiction, while studying English at the University of Chicago. The school awarded him the Napier Wilt Prize for finest creative thesis and his collection of stories was subsequently published in Euphony Literary Journal. After working in the NYC film scene for a few years, Eli moved to Los Angeles to pursue TV writing. He worked as a writers’ assistant in drama show rooms on Netflix and TNT before becoming a staff writer on Freeform’s new show Motherland: Fort Salem. His other recent work includes a digital scripted series and two feature screenplays commissioned by independent producers as well as video essays for the digital channel GammaRay, and freelance podcast episodes for Parcast and Brick Moon Fiction. In addition to developing 1-hour drama TV, he has also developed a mixed media docuseries that explores mental health. Eli’s goal is to always tackle new ways to structure and present unique stories that resonate with a wide audience through indelible characters.

Lauren A. Forry was brought up in the woods of Pennsylvania before moving to New York City to earn her undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies and Screenwriting from New York University. She later earned her earned her MA and MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing from Kingston University in London, England. She was awarded the Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA Prize for her thesis work, Abigale Hall, which was published here by Skyhorse and translated into multiple languages. Her short stories have been featured in The X-Files: Secret Agendas, Brick Moon Fiction, and Lamplight Magazine. She currently teaches English at Harcum College and resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her next novel, They Did Bad Things, will be out in May 2020 from Arcade Crimewise, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.

Sam French is a writer and director located in Brooklyn. Originally from Florida, he is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. His plays have been produced in Pittsburgh, Florida, Martha’s Vineyard, and New York. His short story “A Love Letter to the Boys of Summer” won the Adamson Award for Fiction at CMU. Sam was named a top 20 artist under 25 in the Tampa area by Creative Loafing magazine and has two one-acts published by Baker’s Plays.

Stephanie Jessop won Best Original Horror Screenplay at the 2013 Shriekfest Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition . She has also been a finalist in several other screenplay competitions across the country. She has published stories in various horror anthologies including A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court and Ugly Babies Volume 2. She grew up in the sticky, swampy parts of Texas but can also be found online at

Winnie Khaw graduated the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with an English M.A. (concentration in creative writing). Her creative work is featured in Bards and Sages Quarterly, Pilcrow and Dagger, Fiction on the Web, The Singularity, Pirenes Fountain, Magic Lantern Review, Empty Mirror Books, Passages North, Palooka Journal, The Philadelphia Review, Eclectica, AntipodeanSF, Strange FrenZies Anthology, The Daily Satire, Estuary Journal, and the Kungfu Theatre podcast. In addition, She was an associate editor at Pleiades Review, and a book reviewer for Santa Fe Writers’Project, American Micro Book Reviews, Necessary Fiction, The Philadelphia Review, Fjords Review, and Nostrovia!Poetry.

Robert Kingett is an author and journalist who’s written a wide array of works for a number of publications. While he adores the personal essay, he’s contributed fiction bodies of work, including Satire, to publications such as Splice Today and others. Visit him online at

Tom Miller holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and now lives in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  When not writing or having to earn a living, he enjoys tennis, pickleball and family adventures.  His stories have appeared in various literary magazines including The Writing Disorder, Red Fez and more.

Jack Moody is a short story writer, poet and freelance journalist from wherever he happens to be at the time. He is the author of the short stories collection Dancing to Broken Records. His work has also appeared in multiple magazines and journals, including the Saturday Evening Post. He didn’t go to college. He likes his privacy, buuut… you can also follow his author page on Instagram at: @jack_is_moody

Kelseigh N is a proud Canadian woman living in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.  She has ben everything from an office worker to a home care aide to a dishwasher to an animation student, before finally dedicating herself to writing.  Several of her short stories are available for free on her website, The Book of Kels.


Kevin R. O’Hara enjoys employment as a Creative Director in the video game industry. He originally hails from Spencerport, New York but promptly moved to the west coast after graduating from Ithaca College’s film school.  He has worked various roles in the film and video game industry over the years, most of which involved creative writing and game design.  He currently resides near Seattle, Washington with his lovely wife, awe-inspiring daughter, and energetic keeshond.  Find him on Twitter @JoltedKev.

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a writer and storyteller, freelancing out of Lagos, Nigeria.  He writes (mostly speculative) fiction and has works published or forthcoming in international magazines like Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark Magazine, Mothership Zeta, Omenana and Jungle Jim. He has also published in the anthology Lights Out: Resurrectionand is forthcoming in A World Of Horror. His speculative story about Lagos restaurants, Of Tarts And New Beginnings, was longlisted for the 2017 Nommo Awards for Best Short Story; and he was also longlisted for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize with Like Stars Over The Lonely Ocean. In 2016, he won The Naked Convos’ Pan-African writing contest, The Writer. A lot of his fiction work examines issues of identity, community and belonging.

Suyi has published essays in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. He comments on social issues at Akoma; and on a potpourri of matters associated with literature at as well as at WordsAreWork Literary Hub, where he’s currently co-curator. He has also written guest articles for a number of local and international blogs. He is an active presence in the African literary community, being a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, as well as speaking and teaching at Social Media Week Lagos and WAW Fiction Masterclasses, amongst other places. In July 2017, Suyi became the first Nigerian ever to join Podcastle (by Escape Artists Inc), the world’s first audio fantasy magazine, as an Associate Editor. He is also a member of the international neo-pro SFF writers group, Codex.

Suyi identifies as a storyteller because all of his work draws on story elements. He works in brand marketing, specialising in creating visual and verbal content to tell stories and engage audiences. He also dabbles in narration and works with podcasters and audio storytellers to create engaging content.  Follow Suyi on FacebookTwitter (@IAmSuyiDavies) and/or his monthly jabberwock, After Five Writing Shenanigans. Contact him via email or via his website contact form.

Milton Liu –  is a founding partner of Kulture Machine, the first film production company listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Milton produced and/or wrote the award-winning short films JESUS HENRY CHRIST, SEIBUTSUST. PAUL, and PIGEON KICKER, and executive produced the feature FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN, starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, and Emily Watson.

His most recent project is the webseries AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS as writer/producer.  It is the first ever webseries selected to IFP’s Independent Film Week Project Forum.  Starring Dante Basco, George Cheung, Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto, Randall Park, Aaron Takahashi, and Tamlyn Tomita, the series is currently screening in film festivals around North America.

Milton received the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award for his script JOHN HUGHES RUINED MY LIFE and was an ABC/Disney Feature Writing Fellow.  He is currently the Director of Programs and Artist Services for Visual Communications, producers of the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Joshua Safley is a writer, math educator, and general question-er. He has been creating stories since he was a small child, mostly about magic or animals—especially dinosaurs. He received his BS and MA in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and though many might suppose this analytical training would stunt the imagination, it has only encouraged him to pursue the connections between all things in his writing. He lives in Clemmons, North Carolina and still watches cartoons when he can.

Lauren Signorino –  has been a writer and lover of science fiction, fantasy, and horror since childhood. Lauren’s passion for words led her to Los Angeles where she attended the University of Southern California and earned a master’s degree in Professional Writing. Post-graduation, Lauren has worked in numerous writers’ offices for television shows on SyFy, TNT, NBC, and AMC.  She has written on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy Award for her work on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: FLIGHT 462. In her spare time, Lauren’s SWAT sniper brother takes her to the gun range to prepare her for the impending zombie apocalypse.

Rudolfo Serna was raised in the orchards, mountains, and fields of northern New Mexico. Occupations have included carpenter, landscaper, wild land firefighter, coordinator and educator. With a penchant for ‘70s horror B-movies, psychedelic doom metal, permaculture, and nature worship, his short stories can be seen with Brick Moon Fiction, Bewildering Stories, Aphotic Realm, and Augur Magazine. He’s the author of the novel, Snow Over Utopia, out with Apex Publications. Web Site Twitter: @rudolfoaserna

Nicholas Thurkettle – is a writer and actor living in Southern California. He is the co-author (with MF Thomas) of the acclaimed thriller novel Seeing by Moonlight, and author of the short story collection Stages of Sleep, both available at all leading digital book outlets. In 2015 he and MF Thomas will publish a new thriller, A Sickness in Time. Short stories of his have appeared in literary publications such as Paradigm, Blood Lotus Journal, The Legendary, Subtle Fiction, and the Front Porch Review. He has sold and optioned feature screenplays including the comedy Queen Lara and the thrillers Snowblind and 7 Red, and teaches an award-winning screenwriting class through his alma mater, Bradley University, where he earned his degree in Theatre Performance and Music. He is a regular contributor as writer, director, and performer to the sci-fi/fantasy/horror audio drama anthology Earbud Theater (available on iTunes); as a writer his episodes include HabitatEscape! (The End of Humanity Song), and The Sounds Below (writer/director/performer). His short stage plays have been produced at companies in California, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and his one-act play The Rothko had its world premiere staging at the OC-Centric New Play Festival. He is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance.

J.B. Toner studied Literature at Thomas More College and holds a black belt in Ohana Kilohana Kenpo-Jujitsu. He and his lovely wife just had their first daughter, Ms. Sonya Magdalena Rose. Toner writes when he can, drinks when he can’t, and tweets at in between.

Josh Trapani is a scientist turned policy wonk based in Washington D.C.  His stories and humor have appeared in The Writing Disorder, The Big Jewel, Neutrons Protons,, and others.  He’s working on a novel about a pregnant climate scientist who’s fired from her lab and accepts a job with a climate change denial organization while trying to get her career, and her life, back on track.


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Sister Mine by Eric Del Carlo

Well, this is it. First off thank you to Lisa G for her 5-star-review on Apple Podcasts. She asked where Brick Moon went and if it […]

The Lock of the Scion by Brandon Easton

This new Brick Moon story actually was one of the first Brick Moon stories. From our anthology called The Inheritance, this story from Brandon Easton follows […]

Cold Root by Eli Edelson

As we drift closer toward the winter months, we thought it’d be a good time to unleash this spooky thriller on you. Something strange has happened […]

Moonlight Sonata by Jack Moody

Back in 2018 we asked our writers to peer into the future of the 2020 election. This take was created by Jack Moody and it’s impressively […]

Mommy Gonna Kill the Monsters Good by Eric Del Carlo

This story is part of a prompt a while back saluting single Moms as heroes. Not sure if we ever had a prompt that delivered stories […]

89.9% by Lauren A. Forry

We took asked a group of writers a while back to give us a look at what they thought the future of romance and dating would […]

The Legend of Blackwater Bridge by Amy Weaver

Believe it or not, this comes from one of our very first prompts we gave out to writers. This tense thriller is its own story but […]

Pale Passenger by Stephanie Jessop

Yes! Not only a new story but by one of our favorite authors. Stephanie Jessop is a writer who can throw out a half dozen disparate […]

When Blue is Red by Brad Kayl

A family’s desperate run towards freedom. A life or death journey that has cost them the entirety of both valuable and sentimental possessions pinning all their […]

Its Hour Come Round At Last by Eric Del Carlo

As Brick Moon’s orbit decays and we are inexorably sucked toward the black hole that crushes and destroys all, we bring you the best from the […]

The Inherited Planet by Lauren Signorino

One of the most rewarding prompts we’ve ever given our writers was a simple one: “The black sheep of the family inherits the matriarch/patriarch’s entire estate […]

A Monster Stalks the Range by Kelseigh N

Kelseigh’s stories are always a treat. This latest one would like to think it masquerades as a bit of noir-western-pulp, and there is that element. But […]

The Second to Last Meeting of the Tesseract Four by Eric Del Carlo

We end our year with a truly entertaining piece. Set in the stunning landscape of New Mexico, this story by Eric Del Carlo has action, adventure, […]

Sprite Song by Kevin R. O’Hara

This one has been a long time coming, but of course it’s well worth the wait. We take a turn from the dark sci-fi to lighten […]

Ghosted by Jason D’Aprile

“It’s hard to kill a ghost.” Sometimes all you need is that first sentence to get you hooked, eh? This new one from Jason D’Aprile is […]

Investigator’s Comfort by Joshua Safley

A couple years back we delivered a self-explanatory prompt to our writers called “Strange Investigations.” We got so many good stories out of that one we […]

I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire by Jack Moody

Terror in the sky! We have one from the always ‘out there’ Jack Moody (anyone remember “Uncle Raymond has a Pet Gerbil?”) This time he goes […]

Undone by Jason D’Aprile

“Serena set out with anger in her song and murder in her heart.” So, yeah, this is not your typical fairy story – and thank goodness […]

Sing, Itch by Sam French

Last month we wanted to do some escapist fantasy stories for you and we did. See, we figured if we gave our writers a prompt that […]

Melody’s End by Joshua Safley

Your escape into fantasy continues this time from a new writer to the Brick Moon platform, Joshua Safley! “Melody’s End” reminds us, in a very unique […]

Fairy Tales and Selkie Tails by Alicia Hilton

Finally! The first installment of our new theme. Considering the shape of the world, we opted for a moment of pure escapism. So for the next […]

This Box Contains Multitudes by Eric Del Carlo

The prolific genius Eric Del Carlo is back. We’re wrapping up our series of Crash-Landing themed prompts and boy is this a doozy. Eric developed his […]

Nothing Wasted by Bryan Aiello

Well this is a first for us – a short story that is a sequel (of sorts) to another short story. If you’ve not heard Bryan […]

Pinched by Lauren A. Forry

It is dark. It is snowing like hell. And Seb and Becca are arguing while piloting a high-speed train headed even further into the heart of […]

The Leviathan Sang by Rudolfo Serna

Cosmic. Trippy. Meditative. Otherworldly. When a story is as dreamy as “The Levianthan Sang” by Rudolfo Serna (narrated by Nicholas Thurkettle), it’s difficult to do justice […]

Pithos by Jason D’Aprile

Man, this is a good one. Not sure if it’s appropriate to single out a writer’s story in comparison to other stories they’ve written, but we […]

The Conductor by Eli Edelson

A journey. A crash. A discovery. A revelation. Considering the times we live in one can not help but wonder how this will affect the constitution […]

The Sunken River by Kevin R. O’Hara

We have a new one from Kevin R. O’Hara. This is a totally fun one and the less said about it the better because it’s got […]

Consumed by Sam French

At first glance we see an ancient ship at sea, but upon closer inspection it’s revealed that all of the materials that make up the ship […]

The End of the F*#king World by Jack Moody

This is the final story with the theme “The Enemy of My Enemy.” And, hey, maybe you can guess by the title that it’s a bit […]

Nala by Bryan Aiello

Man, do we love us some Bryan Aiello. You know that line from the ’89 Batman, “Where does he get those wonderful toys?” We feel the […]

Nocturne in Black and Gold
by Alicia Hilton

We have a new story from a new (for us) writer this week! Alicia Hilton has delivered a story that exists in some poetic world outside […]

Rescues by Sam French (Sneak Peek)

We take a break from our sci-fi short stories to bring you this, uh, sci-fi scripted audio. That’s right, one of our Brick Moon writers, Sam […]

Opposite Number by Eric Del Carlo

Eric Del Carlo is BACK. We have four brand new stories coming at you with an all new prompt – this time it’s “The Enemy of […]

Support Class by Stephanie Jessop

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past series of stories being a single-mom is HARD, right? Well, guess what, it doesn’t get any better […]

Water That Runs Red
by Bryan Aiello

Mars is perilous. It is plagued by deadly storms, a half functioning command center, and it’s a place where oxygen is more valuable than gold. It’s […]

Old Debts by Kelseigh N.

Usually we write an intro for our latest story, but this time, we’re gonna let Kelseigh’s opening couple of paragraphs speak for this one: “Revenge never […]

by Chantel Donnan

She thought she’d left the spy career behind. She turned her back on it to raise a family and live a quiet, honest life. Until she […]

Molly Moth Saves Christmas by Amy Weaver

We have a special treat for you this holiday season. This one is for the whole family and it comes from our friends over at KidPod […]

Terminal by Lauren A. Forry

What good are the holidays without a scare or two? Lauren A. Forry is dragging Halloween straight into Christmas with this horrifyingly tense story. Claire is […]

Grace Under Pressure
by Jason D’Aprile

This is one of those stories that reminds you not to take life for granted. Because everything can turn on a dime with one random event. […]

Can’t Catch Me by Sam French

You think it’s hard being a single mom? Try being a single mom and a thief – the headaches, the babysitters, the… advantages. Yes, it’s a […]

The Night Following a Failed Invasion by Stephanie Jessop

It’s pitch black, the middle of the night, and she is on the run from SOMETHING. No, make that several somethings. The invasion has failed, but […]

Unseen Space
by Kevin R. O’Hara

There is a slaughter taking place aboard the spaceship, “Edgeworth One.” A beast of unspeakable horror stomps through the corridors as the crew members try to […]

Requiem for a Prom Queen by Eric Del Carlo

“Will you go to the prom with me?” For a lot of kids those were magical words, but not for these kids. You remember the ones […]

Something Horrible
by Tony DiGerolamo

Hey hey, it’s that time of year again! Y’know when we do the really scary stories? Well, we’re going to start you off with a curveball. […]

Diminishing Returns
by Jason D’Aprile

Hey, guess what? We lied. We are liars. We thought last week was the end of our “Let’s Get Small” collection, but it turns out there […]

Threescore Years and Ten
by JB Toner

That's 'Small' folks! Yes, it is our final entry in the "Let's Get Small" series and for our last outing JP Toner plunges us into the […]

White Flags
by Jack Moody

The President of the United States wakes up inside a terrarium. And that’s all we’re going to tell you about this story. You’re just going to […]

Let’s Get Small
by Eli Edelson

New month, new theme! Okay, we went big over the summer. HUGE. I mean, we took you to the freaking moon. So now that fall is […]

Errors of Lunatics
by Bryan Aiello

We conclude our series of lunar–themed stories with this epic story from Bryan Aiello. “Errors of Lunatics” is a sweeping tale of ambition, childlike wonder, and […]

Moon Shot
by Jason D’Aprile

Out of this world action. Literally. We continue our month–long journey to the dark side of the moon, this time our ship is piloted by the […]

Lunar Threat by Kelseigh N

To the moon! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we decided to take a peek into the future of the very first […]

Eternal Silence
by JB Toner

Well, we have a very timely and appropriate new theme for the next few short stories. 50 years after the first Moon Landing we decided to […]

Children of the Red Feathered Ga
by Bryan Aiello

We conclude our series on “Denial,” and must admit it’s stories like this that really illustrate just what a talented group of writers we’re working with […]

The Thin White Line
by Jason D’Aprile

Our series on “Denial” continues with a new one from the imagination of Jason D’Aprile. This one is set in an arctic outpost and illustrates how […]

Remember Thou Art Dust by JB Toner

We love this one. As you know our theme for the month is ‘Denial’ and this story by JB Toner is a perfect example of thinking […]

Do No Harm by Chantel Donnan

New month, new theme, new writer. We decided to spend the month of June in “Denial.” Yes, that’s this month’s theme for the stories from the […]

Skin Deep by Jason D’Aprile

The final entry in our First Responders series. Did we save the best for last? Hey, we don’t play favorites – but this is one of […]

The Creek Was Not on the Map by Lauren A. Forry

Winter in Vermont. Epic snowstorm, people trapped in their cars on a major freeway with no means of escape in the immediate future. So someone has […]

Things To Consider by Kelseigh N

Kelseigh N is back and this time contributing a story in our “Disaster” series. We asked our writers to come up with a story set in […]

Storm of Souls by Eric Del Carlo

This batch of stories is set in the world of First Responders – firefighters, police officers, EMTs etc. Our homage to people who run TOWARD disasters […]

Cancer Kids by Lauren A. Forry

And we saved the darkest for last. Lauren A. Forry has contributed to Brick Moon from the beginning. She never fails to impress, but we have […]

Rat, Sharp Tooth, Sky
by Sam French

When we release a new Sam French short story, it feels like we should be sounding an air-raid siren so you have time to emotionally prepare […]

The Gods Below by JB Toner

The madness continues! Brand new story from a brand new writer (to us) from a brand new anthology! Our latest publication One Nation InDivisible: Election Day […]

Eva and Adolf’s Last Mixtape by Eric Del Carlo

Here at Brick Moon we are all about giving you a glimpse into the future. This time we take a peek into the year 2020, election […]

The Bunker by Jason D’Aprile

Brand new month – brand new theme. This time we wanted to peer into the future by about two years. This begins a series of stories […]

Meatless Fridays by Eric Del Carlo

How much do we love Eric Del Carlo? Well, a lot. When we come up with our prompts, one of the first thoughts is, “What will […]

Uncle Raymond Has A Pet Gerbil by Jack Moody

The second podcast of 2019 is here!  From our “Teenagers and Test Tubes” prompt, this story comes from Jack Moody.  Listeners/readers familiar with Jack’s stories know […]

Homecoming by Lauren A. Forry

Happy New Year Brick Moon folks!  Are you ready to dive back into the best speculative fiction podcast in existence?  Well step right this way.  We […]

My Mom, My Dad, and My Brothers
by Sam French

Family, holidays, and tension – has there ever been a more consistent trio?  For the holidays this year we got our beloved readers (and listeners) a […]

Tidings of Light and Spirit
by Bryan Aiello

We here at Brick Moon are not immune from the holiday spirit.  At the very least, why NOT set aside a day when everyone tries to […]

A Deserving Conference
by Robert Kingett

Our final podcast from the anthology IT CAME FROM THE COMMENT SECTION!  couldn’t be more appropriate or seasonal.  Typically our writer’s run dark –  maybe that’s […]

The Golden Pyramid of Arroyo del Toro by Rudolfo Serna

From the anthology “It Came From The Comment Section!” we bring you the latest from writer Rudolfo Serna.  In this story we meet Cheryl – recently […]

by Josh Trapani

Today is November 6, 2018.  Election Day.  For the past two and a half years we’ve seen the rise of divisive rhetoric that has very recently […]

A Wedding Night at Motel 1941
by Suyi Okungbowa

Are you ready for one last Halloween scare, Brick Moon fans?  Today we conclude our month-long scarefest with the bloodiest installment in our SLASHER series.  Suyi […]

The V’s by Sam French

The wave of slasher films from the late 70s to the mid-80s was nothing less than a tsunami.  Even more stunning was the sheer amount of […]

Instance 68
by Stephanie Jessop

Another boring day in the office.  The job pays, but there’s nothing to do – like, literally nothing.  It makes no sense to hire a new […]

And We Shall See Our Names Written In Blood
by Eric Del Carlo

It’s Halloween season and we aim to bring the horror.  It starts today and runs through the month.  This year we gave our writers a prompt […]

Specter of Crime
by Kevin R. O’Hara

The anthology is “It Starts With A Heist,” and the last story from it is Kevin R. O’Hara’s “Specter of Crime.”  This one has everything you […]

Voices by Sam French

Have you been following our #SummerOfCrime series on the Brick Moon Fiction Podcast?  Then you already know you’re in for a treat.  From the anthology, “It […]

Algorithm For Solar Devotion
by Bryan Aiello

What is best about handing out prompts to our Brick Moon writers is the anticipation.  We know (mostly ) all our writers and when we get […]

The Grab
by Eric Del Carlo

The Sumer of Crime continues with our latest podcast from the anthology, “It Starts With A Heist.”  This brilliant piece comes from Eric Del Carlo.  Wait […]

A Light for The Dark Under
by Suyi Okungbowa

The first podcast release from our “It Starts With A Heist” anthology.  This dazzling sci-fi heist tale comes from Suyi Okungbowa.  Action, thrills, a rich world, […]

The Color of Evolution
by Lauren Signorino

Hey Brick Moon fans, it’s our final installment in our series on Familiars!  This story, “The Color of Evolution” comes from writer Lauren Signorino.  It tells […]

VFam Part 2
by Kevin R. O’Hara

Not to worry Brick Moon-heads.  (Brickheads?) Part 2 of Kevin R. O’Hara’s VFam is now live and ready for your listening pleasure! Artwork by Jon Foster!

VFam Part 1
by Kevin R. O’Hara

Okay, Brick Moon Fiction is smack in the middle of our epic series on Familiars and this one’s a doozy.  It’s such a big deal, in […]

The Janitor of Death
by Jack Moody

Brick Moon Fiction presents our newest story, “The Janitor of Death,” by Jack Moody.  We’ll let the first sentence set you up: “The first time Siri […]

Not What You Were Born
by Lauren A. Forry

Brick Moon Fiction presents a new batch of short stories. Once again, we revisit the theme of “Familiars,” those creatures that act as sidekicks to witches […]

Solutions For Two
by Nicholas Thurkettle

Brick Moon promised you four stories from parallel lives.  Welcome to story number four courtesy Nicholas Thurkettle.  Nick delivers a story complete with his trademark humor […]

The Dead House
by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

She went to Benin City with her daughter to escape the wrath of her husband (a ‘Machino.’).  It seems like a peaceful place, until her daughter […]

The Observation Log of Ms. Grace McKillip, Retired
by Kelseigh N

Life has deposited Grace McKillip, now old and frail, into a retirement home overlooking a football field and a school.  Nearly immobile, she’s dependent on her […]

Such People In It
by Eric Del Carlo

Such People In It by Eric Del Carlo After a brief hiatus (aka website upgrade) we are BACK with our stories for the month of April.  […]

Floating Terror
by Kevin R. O’Hara

FLOATING TERROR by Kevin R. O'Hara When biologist/ecologist Daphne Greenlee is asked to join a scientific research team creating an organism that an help solve the […]

The Altar of Bill
by Rudolfo Serna

This particular story is a real head-trip. Rudolfo Serna, self-professed lover of B and Cult movies, took our suggestion of creating a modern-day Frankenstein and opted […]

The Enrico Test by Sam French

They’re both six years old.  They’ve been together their whole lives.  As far as they know they are the same species, but the truth is one […]

So Shall Morpheus Become Nemesis by Kelseigh N

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus – what many consider to be one of the first science fiction novels.  […]

Blue and Black
by Lauren A. Forry

Nowhere do we see more clearly how rival factions interact than on the field of battle.  And by field of battle, of course, we’re talking about […]

Mary by Sam French

Espionage.  A secret mission.  A man sent undercover deep into enemy territory with one clear understanding and one clear objective:  Our side is right, their side […]

Only Rage by Josh Trapani

You know our divided nation eventually sets aside its differences and comes together in solidarity and unity, right?  It’s true.  How is that possible?  How can […]

White Knight on a Black Square by Eric Del Carlo

The End is here!  For Brick Moon Fiction’s 2017 year, that is.  And that means it’s time for The Brick Moon Fiction Annual Volume 3.  This […]

by Kevin R. O’Hara

Healers by Kevin R. O'Hara As promised, here is part three from our podcast series Strange Investigations, and we've decided to take you to the hospital.  At […]

by Sam French

Supernova by Sam French Our second installment of Strange Investigations features one of the most fucked up central characters we've ever had.  It figures, though, because […]

Arms Race by Josh Trapani

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Fyodore Dostoevsky Are you ready for a month long series of Strange […]

I Am The Road by Eric Del Carlo

The weather has savaged the landscape, megacorporations have circled the wagons, but mankind has found a way to strike back with the invention of the ultimate […]

Strangers in the Eye by Sam French

Our fourth release riffing on the theme of Climate Displacement.  This story by Sam French takes place in a future in which extreme weather has pinned […]

The Scarabee by Kelseigh N.

What kind of car do you drive?  What kind of car do you drive when the environment has become do unpredictable, every ride is deadly?  And […]

The Days of Gregor Spheeris by Eric Del Carlo

This is the final installment in our Tyranny of History prompt.  True to form, Eric Del Carlo delivers a bizarre and out-of-the box idea that makes […]

Apoptosis,* or The Two-Headed Turtle Runs a Race

It’s safe to say that we all have experienced bouts of depression and/or know someone who suffers from it.  When I had my own bout with […]

Zen’s Bloody Ears by Sam French

Continuing this month’s theme Tyranny of History, writer Sam French delivers yet another fiendish, intelligent, and out-of-the box story – this one about a not-too-distant future […]

SEMantics by Brandon Easton

We love when this happens, it’s what makes Brick Moon Fiction so exciting.  This month’s prompt was Tyranny of History – our writers were to riff […]

Myron by Kevin R. O’Hara

From our archive of previously unreleased material comes a scary one (written for the Halloween season).  Well, maybe scary isn’t the right word exactly… but there […]

The Basic Tenents of War by Abbi Waxman

There is dark speculative fiction and then there is downright pitch black.  This is the latter. Author Abbi Waxman holds up a black funhouse mirror to […]

Moments With The Dead by Jason D’Aprile

A few month’s back we tried an experiment with our writers.  Usually we give them prompts that revolve around a very generalized notion.  The resulting variety […]

Fourth Grade by Nicholas Thurkettle

From Brick Moon Fiction’s very first anthology VISIONS ON VISIONS: Stories from the World of Augmented Reality – comes a profound and heartfelt story from writer […]

Power Through by Lauren A. Forry

Our final story on the theme of Gaslighting comes from Lauren A. Forry who has written many of our favorite BMF stories. Here, she sets the […]

Oakvista Pastures by Eric Del Carlo

Our third podcast on the theme of Gaslighting comes from the wicked brain of writer Eric Del Carlo.  Here, Del Carlo has set the story in […]

Played by Josh Trapani

Our second podcast for the month of April continues the theme of Gaslighting.  We’re proud to welcome a new voice to the BMF Podcast, Josh Trapani, […]

Kids by Sam French

Gaslighting.  It’s the theme of this month’s series of podcasts.  “Kids” by Sam French is the first entry and wow – what a stunner.  Sam has […]

Deer Eat Flowers by Rudolfo Serna

Rudolfo Serna returns to the Brick Moon Fiction podcast for our final piece riffing on the theme of Liberty.  In the typical Serna style we are […]

The Migration by Wally Rudolph

Writer Wally Rudolph has turned in something truly extraordinary.  This impressionistic, frequently poetic work deserves to be read (or listened to) multiple times.  The moving story […]

Professor Gordon P. Fledgeworth and the Clean-up Crews by Sam French

Our second release for the Liberty-themed month of March comes from Sam French.  This story takes place amidst the ruins of a familiar city as the […]

Liberty Watch by Eric Del Carlo

A new month, a new theme.  This month’s theme is LIBERTY, a first of three thematic prompts that will, collectively, tie in to reflect the current […]

The Storm Starts Over by Rudolfo Serna

This is the last story in our “Fantasy February” series.  Written by Rudolfo Serna this is a captivating, moody piece with a dark, seaside setting and […]

Familiar Street by Eric Del Carlo

For years, Fzzft the cat has stood by his Master – a wizard who lives in the modern world protecting us from shadowy invaders.  But all […]

Familial Duties by Jason D’Aprile

A castle under siege.  A child in danger.  And an action-packed, blood-soaked rescue mission from a most unexpected source.  Jason D’Aprile takes on our Familiars theme […]

The Other One by Lauren A. Forry

This month Brick Moon is taking a detour into the world of fantasy.  We’ve always been fascinated by stories within stories and so we decided to […]

My Atlantis by Sam French

“My Atlantis” by Sam French follows a climate refugee fleeing their home state of Florida as it is slowly swallowed by the ocean.  This bittersweet story […]

With Lovers to Extinction by Eric Del Carlo

Writer Eric Del Carlo knows a little something about Climate Displacement – he had to flee his home when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.  (He’s actually […]

We Dance Among the Lights by Jason D’Aprile

After a short break – we’re back with an all-new audio short story!  The theme this month was Climate Displacement in which we see one group […]

Lily & Oscar by Lauren Signorino

Lauren Signorino delivers a bittersweet love story that epitomizes the storytelling we like to promote at Brick Moon Fiction. Lily & Oscar shows what happens when […]

Far Flung by Kevin R. O’Hara

December’s ‘Toys From The Future’ theme continues with this fascinating piece from writer Kevin R. O’Hara.  Kevin realized that no version of the future would be […]

The Mushroom Mask by Stephanie Jessop

We have another great one from Stephanie Jessop who previously delivered the goods with The Tangerine Egg.  This one fits nicely with that one and begins […]

Learned by Sam French

We’re back!  After a week off, we are back and onto a new theme for the month of December. Our central topic this month is Toys […]

The Tangerine Egg by Stephanie Jessop

Here is our final podcast of November and in the interest of family coming together for the holidays we pulled it from our anthology The Future […]

Fishing in the Desert by Rudolfo Serna

Once we would have called this the not to distant future, but in light of recent events a story about a high-tech, heavily patrolled border wall […]

OpenBook by Sam French

In a few weeks Brick Moon Fiction will release The Brick Moon Annual Vol. 2.  A compilation of all the short story anthologies we released in […]

Troll by Jason D’APrile

The all too common internet troll.  Someone most of us encounter on a daily basis whether we want to or not.  In this piece from Brick […]

63 Sequoia Lane by Lauren A. Forry

“63 Sequoia Lane” by Lauren A. Forry was one of the first stories Brick Moon ever received.  It blew us away and remains a favorite.  What […]

Plunged by Sam French

Continuing a theme first presented in Lauren A. Forry’s “Window Seat,” author Sam French puts us back on the bus and on a ride into pure […]

Upon A Third Horse by Eric Del Carlo

Acclaimed author Eric Del Carlo brings us a profound and terrifying future-earth in which the last remaining source of food has teeth, claws and purpose…

Window Seat by Lauren A. Forry

Haley boards a bus in the middle of the night fleeing a bloody past.  But she’s brought more with her than she realizes…