Welcome

 This is the site for Hillary Lyon — poet, author, editor, illustrator, hand-painter of furniture, and so on.

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Short Stories:

Acceptances:

“She’s Just Sayin’ ” has been accepted for Trembling with Fear, upcoming 2020.

“Baked in the Cake” has been accepted for Yellow Mama, June 2020 issue.

“Pinky’s World” has been accepted for Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume III, Grinning Skull Press.

“Warehousing Gertrude” has been accepted for an upcoming issue of Stupefying Stories.

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Currently Online/PDF/In print:

“Clarissa, Outsmarted,” 365tomorrows.com, posted March 1, 2020.

“Something Like Cinnamon” is in Gypsum Sound Tales’ Amongst Friends (Australian Bush-Fire charity anthology), 2020.

“Blood Will Bloom Like a Watercolor Flower” is in Yellow Mama‘s Valentine’s Day issue (#78), 2020.

“Jenny’s Bobo” is in Strange Girls: Women in Horror anthology, Twisted Wing Productions, 2020.

“Bellerophon’s Gambit” is in Monsters in Spaaace! anthology, Dragon Roost Press, 2019.

“Red Velvet, White Lies,” Yellow Mama‘s Christmas issue (#77, December 15, 2019).

“The First Lesson” is in Trembling with Fear, posted December 7, 2019.

“Where the Ash Falls” is in Sorrow: A Horror Anthology, James Ward Kirk Publishing, 2019.

“Just Like Daddy,” is in Crypt Gnats: Horror You’ve Been Itching To Read (Jersey Pines Ink, 2019). Available on Amazon.

“In The Dirt of Purgatory” is in Gypsum Sound Trails (Western Anthology), Gypsum Sound Tales, 2019. Available on Amazon.

Stella, Stella, Fortune Teller” is currently online at 365tomorrows.com.

“The Smart Patch” is in Trembling with Fear, posted July 21, 2019.

“The Gift of the Whirl-Wind” is in Issue #36, October 2019, of Night to Dawn.

“Wait Until the Ice Melts” is currently online in the June 2019 issue (#74), of Yellow Mama.

“Trippin’ ” is in Trembling with Fear, posted April 28, 2019.

“There’s an App for That” is currently online in the 2019 Spring Issue (#87) of Black Petals.

“The Kissing Booth” is in Thuggish Itch 4: Theme Park, Gypsum Sound Tales, 2019.

“When the Hour Glass Breaks” is currently online in the pdf of the Sirens Call Women in Horror Issue (#43), 2019.

“Elvis Says Hello” is in Trembling with Fear, posted January 20, 2019.

“Rexxi’s Glitch” is in Appalling Stories 2: More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice (Obsidian Point). Available on Amazon.

“The Souvenir” is currently online at 365tomorrows.com.

 “The Man Who was Afraid of Architecture,” is currently online in the 2018 Halloween Issue of Tales from the Moonlit Path.

“Night of the Living Tenant,” is currently online in the pdf of the October 2018 Hallowed Screams issue (#41) of Sirens Call.

“Granny Gwen,” is in The Horror Tree’s anthology, Trembling with Fear: Year 1.  Available on Amazon.

 “Bottle Music,”is currently online at Black Petals (issue #85, Autumn 2018).

“Snake Eyes,” is in the  Thuggish Itch: Viva Las Vegas anthology (Gypsum Sound Tales, 2018, Amazon).

“In the Psyche of Sarlea,” is in Issue #34, October 2018, of Night to Dawn.

“Got Your Nose,” is currently online in the pdf of the June 2018, Scared Stiff! issue (#39) of Sirens Call.

Strange Music Follows Her Everywhere” is currently online at Black Petals (issue #83, Spring 2018).

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Artworks:

“Mementos” – Yellow Mama, Valentine Issue 78, February 2020
(artwork for Robert Ragan’s story, “Saith Me”)

“Never the Same” – Yellow Mama, Valentine Issue 78, February 2020
(artwork for Marcy Dilworth’s story, “Dick and Jane, Together Again”)

“In Bloom” – Yellow Mama, Valentine Issue 78, February 2020
(artwork for my story, “Blood Will Bloom Like a Watercolor Flower”)

“Those Demon Eyes” – Black Petals, Issue #90 Winter, 2020
(artwork for Roy Dorman’s “The Return of the Ferryman,” Part II of the Dark Door Serial)

“O Naughty Elf” – Yellow Mama, Christmas Issue 77, December 15, 2019
(artwork for my story, “Red Velvet, White Lies”)

“The Most Beautiful Beast” – Yellow Mama, Issue 76, October 15, 2019
(artwork for Alice Wickham’s short story, “The Black Beast of Fulham”)

“In the Halloween Mirror” – Yellow Mama, Issue 76, October 15, 2019
(artwork for Cindy Rosmus’ short story, “Star of Vengeance”)

“Hungry Like the Wolf” – Yellow Mama, Issue 76, October 15, 2019
(artwork for Roy Dorman’s short story, “The Movable Feast”)

“Grandpa’s Gamble” – Black Petals, issue 89, Autumn 2019
(for Jan Cronos’ short story, “Granddad’s Legacy”)

“A Taste of Honey” – Black Petals, issue 89, Autumn 2019
(for Dan A. Cardoza’s short story, “Hive”)

“Must See TV,” – Black Petals, issue 89, Autumn 2019
(artwork for June Driver’s short story, “The News That Night”)

“Knock Knock Knockin’ on That Dark Door,” – Black Petals, issue 89, Autumn 2019
(artwork for Roy Dorman’s serialized story, “Orphan’s at the Dark Door, Part 1”)

“The Last Stop,” – Black Petals, issue 89, Autumn 2019
(artwork for Kenneth James Crist’s serialized story, “Gas Stop”)

“That Brief Moment of Clarity” – Yellow Mama, Issue 75, August 15, 2019
(artwork for Jennifer Carr’s short story, “The Last Time I Almost Used”)

“Wheel in the Sky” – Yellow Mama, Issue 75, August 15, 2019
(artwork for Kevein Eade’s short story, “The Fog”)

“Dive Bar Diptych” – Yellow Mama, Issue 75, August 15, 2019
(artwork for Roy Dorman’s short story, “Claire’s Close Call”)

“Party Down at Scratches” – Yellow Mama, Issue 74, June 15, 2019
(artwork for Cindy Rosmus’ short story, “Godmother”)

“Ticking, Ticking” – Yellow Mama, Issue 74, June 15, 2019
(artwork for Heather Santo’s short story, “Anger Serves a Greater Purpose”)

“In Kaylene’s Kitchen” – Yellow Mama, Issue 74, June 15, 2019
(artwork for my short story, “Wait Until the Ice Melts”)

“There’s an App for That,” is currently online at Black Petals, issue 87, Winter 2019 (artwork for my short story of the same name)

“Eeny Meeny Red Mist” – Yellow Mama, Issue # 73, April 15th, 2019
(artwork for Tom Barlow’s short story, “Fire”)

“In the Artist’s Abattoir” – Yellow Mama, Issue # 73, April 15th, 2019
(artwork forMax Watt’s short story, “Maggots”)

“The Burglar” – Yellow Mama, Issue # 73, April 15th, 2019
(artwork for Doug Hawley’s short story, “Violators”)

“She Glugs the Rainbow” – Yellow Mama, Issue # 73, April 15th, 2019
(artwork for Cindy Rosmus’ short story, “The Big Hunt”)

“Heart’s Flame Lights the Fuse Every Time” – Yellow Mama, Valentine’s Day Issue, #72, 2019 (artwork for Cindy Rosmus’ short story, “Spook Dick”).

“Pow!” – Yellow Mama, Valentine’s Day Issue, #72, 2019
(artwork for David Harry Moss’ short story, “An Angel with a Tarnished Halo”).

“Tag—You’re It” – Yellow Mama, Valentine’s Day Issue, #72, 2019
(artwork for by Bill Baber’s short story, “The Way It Should Be Done”).

“The Greatest Hit” – Yellow Mama, Valentine’s Day Issue, #72, 2019
(artwork for my short story, “Always Use Protection”).

“The Cabin Out There,” – Black Petals, issue 85, Autumn 2018 (artwork for Kenneth James Crist’s short story, “It’s Out There . . .”)

“As She Saves the Galaxy,” – Black Petals, issue 85, Autumn 2018 (artwork for Roy Dorman’s short story, “Door County Getaway”)

“The Bridge to Forever,” – Black Petals, issue 85, Autumn 2018 (artwork for A.M. Stickel’s serialized story, “Bridge to Forever”)

“Cosmic Junk Mail,” – Black Petals, issue 85, Autumn 2018 (artwork for Roy Dorman’s serialized story, “The Gift”)

“Clink Clank,” – Black Petals, issue 85, Autumn 2018 (artwork for my own story, “Bottle Music” )

“Princess in the Puzzle Box,” has been accepted for an upcoming issue of Night to Dawn.

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Poetry:

Three Poems: “Female Mischief,” “Worm.,” and “The Lycanthrope’s Lament” are in Black Petals, Issue #90, Winter 2020.

“The Local Astronomy” is the December 2019 issue of Farther Stars Than These.

Two haikus: “android farmer seeds” is in the November 2019 print issue of Scifaikuest; “silver needle spacecraft slides,” is in Scifaikuest Online, November 2019.

“The Narwhal” is in the November 2019 issue of Poetry Pacific.

Bedside Laboratory” is in the October 2019 issue of Farther Stars Than These.

Illuminated Pixels, Like Lotus Leaves” is in the September 2019 issue of Farther Stars Than These.

Four Poems: “Milagrosa,” “W:ak,” “An Undulating Poem,” and “The Poetic Process: Dip Your Hummingbird” appear in Desert Tracks: Poems from the Sonoran Desert 
(Tucson Poetry Society anthology, 2019).

Three Poems: “Ode to the Face on the Missing Persons Poster,” “Cottonmouth,” and “In the Flickering” are currently online in the 2019 Spring Issue (#87) of Black Petals.

Two Poems: “Poacher” and “Insurrection” have been accepted for Without Words anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Two Poems: “The Slow Dance, Unchaperoned” and “Between Us” have been accepted for Jeté Away (dance-themed anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press).

Two Poems: “Go Inside a Fossil,” and “The Interpretive Dance” have been accepted for the Tranquility anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press.

gray skies leak through,” is currently online at Haikuniverse.

“The Pigeon the the Sidewalk,” “Florida,” and “Clouds So Low” are currently online at Jellyfish Whispers (March 2018).

“Medusa in Her Mirror,” was nominated for the 2017 SFPA Rhysling Award (short poem category).

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