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STYGIAN SPACE

FICTION BY AUTHOR ERIC FARRELL

PUBLISHED WORK

2024

  • "Blink" published by PsychoToxin Press

    • Maintaining friendships / Shared perspectives

    • This title is currently out of print
       

  • “The Crystal Palace” published in Ellipsis Zine, Swansong edition

    • Childhood joy and longing / Mysteries beneath the sand

    • Purchase e-copy or physical copy Here

  • “I am the Fulcrum” published in Apologue of the Immortals, Morian Press

    • Infinity exercises / Cloistered children / Mystery in the sky

    • Apologue of the Immortals is an anthology of fantasy short fiction and poetry 

    • Purchase an e-copy or physical copy Here
       

  • “Bleed Error”  published by Water Dragon Publishing, Dragon Gems Spring 2024

    • Accidental time travel / Mishaps with clouds / Gregarious posturing 

    • Purchase an e-copy or physical copy Here
       

  • "100mg to Ride" to be published in The Kafka Protocol & the Burden of Compliance, by JayHenge Press

    • Corporate societal manipulation / Cinematic brainwashing ​

    • Release date 2024

  • "Everything as it Seems" to be published in Extrasensory Overload: an Anthology of Speculative Excess by Angry Gable Press

    • Hacked AR implants / Dirty little secrets

    • Release date 2024
       

  • “Wholesale” to be published in Suicidaliens, Gutslut Press

    • Alien encounters / Pop-up ads / Apathetic masturbation

    • Suicidaliens is an anthology by Gutslut Press. 

    • Estimated release date June 2024
       

  • “Take Aim” published in Stupefying Stories

    • Transitory memories / Co-opted emotions 

    • Read for free Here
       

  • “Tripping Through a Gnome's World” to be published in Androids and Dragons

    • Wild mushrooms / Final resting places 

    • Estimated release date July 2024

  • “Anywhere But Home” to be published in Stupefying Stories

    • Familial disassociation / New perspectives

    • Estimated release date August 2024
       

  • Pax, I Will Find You” to be published in HyphenPunk, #punks4palestine anthology

    • ​Interstellar intrigue / False promises / Do or die space flight 

    • Estimated release date October 2024

 

2023

  • “Effervescence” published in Paper Butterfly

    • Familial neglect / Kombucha

    • Read for free Here

 

  • “Burn” published in Calliope Interactive

    • Fleeting sexual encounters / Smoldering societies

    • Calliope Interactive is an interactive reader app where each story is paired with custom illustrations. 

    • Download the app here for iOS or Google Play and pay the monthly subscription to read 

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  • “Down the Rabbit Hole” to be published in Expanse Magazine v.1

    • Internet forum moderation / Sentient AI

    • Expanse Magazine has accepted this story for inclusion in their debut issue. Release date TBD 

 

  • “Ante Up” published in Let the Die Be Cast, PsychoToxin Press

    • Leveraging memories / Hivemind AI datamining /
      High-stakes Blackjack

    • This anthology is available for purchase Here

  • "Golden Arches" published in Stupefying Stories

    • Stoner comedy / Rib sandwiches / Soft serve portals ​

    • Read for free Here
       

  • "Place Your Bets" published in The Stygian Lepus v.8​​

    • Data collection / Personal forecasting ​

    • Read for free Here

 

2022

  • “Where the Sky Swallows the Horizon” published in Synthetic Reality v.3

    • Mismatched heroes / Crumbling cities / Nefarious automation

    • This title is currently out of print

 

  • “My Sparkle Can’t Cull Your Demons” published in Haven Spec v.2

    • Brainwashed society / Vain resuscitation / Canine silver linings

    • Purchase an e-copy Here

 

  • “Barney’s Specter” published in Unnerving

    • Life-shattering blackmail / Randomized cyberstalking / Dirty secrets

    • Read for free Here

 

  • “The Jellyfish from Nullarbor” narrated in Simultaneous Times v.51, Space Cowboy Books

    • Alien compassion / Diversifying perspectives

    • Listen for free Here or on Spotify

 

  • “What You Will Find at a Memory Auction” published in Etherea Magazine v.11

    • Bandwidth issues / Retaining memories / Wealth inequity

    • Purchase an e-copy Here

    • Reprinted in MetaStellar, available to read for free Here

 

  • “Out to Pasture” published in Aphotic Realm

    • AI-assisted creativity / Artistic morality / New intimacy

    • Read for free Here

 

  • “Shotgun” published in The Theatre Phantasmagoria, Night Terror Novels

    • Preserving friendships / Delaying sunsets / Nostalgia

    • Read for free Here

    • Reprinted in 7th-Circle Pyrite v.2, available to read for free Here

 

  • “Withering Away” published in HyphenPunk v.5

    • Cognitive suicide / Co-opted experiences / Inequitable transactions

    • Read for free Here or purchase whole issue Here (kindly preferred)

 

  • “Little Joy” published in Flash in a Flash August 28, 2022 newsletter

    • Haunted malls / Giggling monsters / Nineties and Noughts nostalgia

    • Read for free in archived form Here

    • Also read live for Space Cowboy Books, available to view for free Here

 

  • “No Time” published in Black Hare Press

    • Selected as winning drabble for Dark Moments monthly contest

    • Viral infections / Saving loved-ones

    • Compiled with other winners in “Year Four”, available Here

 

  • “Out of Code” published in Phantom Thieves and Sagacious Scoundrels, JayHenge Publishing

    • Food waste activism / Sentient kitchen devices / Inept middle managers

    • Purchase an e-copy or paperback Here

 

2021

  • “Kay’s Blow-Dryer” published in Etherea Magazine v.3

    • Transferred sentience / Willful resignation

    • Purchase an e-copy Here

 

  • “Houseplants (Love Spores)” published in Orchid’s Lantern

    • Societal paranoia / Alien viruses / Lots of macrame

    • Read for free Here
       

  • “Slurry” published in Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner, JayHenge Publishing

    • Space privateering / Bad Fridays / Corporate enemies

    • Purchase e-copy or paperback Here

  • “Where the Sand Meets the Snow” published in Savage Planets v1.3

    • High desert blackmail / Diabolical robot security guards / Big box retail stores

    • Read for free Here

 

  • “Credit Reapers” published in Pulp Modern

    • Wealth inequity / Carbon credits / Human vanity

    • Read for free Here

 

  • “Lunch in the Infernal Sun” published in Fiery Scribe Review

    • Judgment on others / Cannibalistic bait and switch

    • Read for free Here
       

  • “Bowl Haircut Beat” published in Punk Noir

    • Anxiety / Overstimulation

    • Read for free Here
       

  • “Push Button” published in AntipodeanSF v.279

    • Window shopping / Emotional vindication / Bathing in light

    • This title is currently out of print

 

  • “deepfake” published in Selcouth Station

    • Cyberstalking / Vindictive exes

    • This title is currently out of print

 

  • “Land-Monkeys” published in Sparrow’s Trombone

    • Claustrophobic horror / Toys made out of humans

    • This title is currently out of print

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