JM Cyrus

Wordsmith, purveyor of tales, speculator of fiction, explorer of worlds uncreated, discoverer through the mists of imagination.I make things up and write them down.


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Short Stories
βœ’οΈ"Malus Domestica Aurum", Eternal Haunted Summer: Summer Solstice Volume, Gardens (2024)
πŸŒ‘ "A Play Among the Ruins", Gwyllion: Rhifyn 8 / Volume 8 (2024) (digital download) (print copy)
βœ’οΈ "Honey for Breakfast", AntipodeanSF: Issue 307 (2024)
βœ’οΈ "I Will Give You A Crown of Gems to Wear", Swords and Sorcery: Issue 146 (2024)
πŸŒ‘ "A Star, a Stone, a Sculpture, a Sculptor", All Worlds Wayfarer: Volume XVIII (2024)
πŸŒ‘ "You and Me, Here and There, Now and Then and When", Luna Station Quarterly, Issue 057 (2024) (reviewed by SFF Reviews)
βœ’οΈ "Repercussions", Inner Worlds: Issue 2 (2024)
βœ’οΈ "The Heart Beneath the Soil and the Water", Aphelion Magazine (2024)
βœ’οΈ "Beneath the Light of the Gibbous Moon", CommuterLit (2024)
πŸŒ‘ "By the Blades of Grass and Knife", Yule: A Collection of Yule Time Tales, an anthology from Speculation Publications (2023) (ebook) (paperback) (extract of my piece)
βœ’οΈ "Hum If You Don't Know the Words", Honeyguide Literary Magazine: Issue 7, October (2023)
βœ’οΈ "The Wind Will Call Me Over Land, Coast and Sea", Orion's Beau: Fall 2023, the Transformation and the Power of Love Issue (2023)
βœ’οΈ "The Traveling Fayre of SeΓ±or Monteluz Comes to the Occidental Archipelago", Swords and Sorcery: Issue 140 (2023)
βœ’οΈ "Let It All Melt Away", AntipodeanSF: Issue 300 (2023) (listen to the podcast)
"Like A Breath In Another Room", Flint Vol. 2: Wish, by Erro Press (2023) (no longer available)
βœ’οΈ "Jane is Called", AntipodeanSF: Issue 298 (2023) (listen to the podcast)
βœ’οΈ "Citizen Apparent", Sci-Fi Shorts (2023)
"Lost in the Shape of You", Necronomi-Romcom, an anthology from Transformations by Obsidian Butterfly (2024) cover and table of contents preview
"A Mouthful of Prayers", Carmina Magazine
"A Solitary Walk", Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine
"Feathers of Memory", Backyard Earth, an anthology from The Patchwork Raven
A short story is a view through a keyhole in a locked door into a walled garden.Poetry
πŸŒ‘ "A Call To Arms", Anna Karenina Isn't Dead (2024), an anthology from Improbable Press, available in paperback and ereader - this one bears the title of my first ever submission, right at the beginning of 2023. It set the bar high in terms of my expectations of both acceptance rate and editorial kindness
πŸŒ‘ "Umbilicus Cosmicum", Star*Line Speculative Poetry: Issue 47.1 (2024)
πŸŒ‘ "First", Utopia Science Fiction: Oct/Nov (2023)
βœ’οΈ "Let's go to the seaside", Medusa's Kitchen (2023)
βœ’οΈ "Lend me a book", Medusa's Kitchen (2023)
"Across the Line", Utopia Science Fiction
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.Other
Five recipes to be included in Cursed Cooking: A Horror Community Cookbook and Food Horror Anthology by Cat Eye Press LLC


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