Kelly A. Harmon
Kelly A. Harmon used to be a newspaper reporter.
She found reporting to be by turns exciting (covering murder trials) and excruciatingly boring (covering itty-bitty town council meetings). Most other stories managed to fall in between those extremes on a sliding scale of interesting.
Eventually, she moved away from full-time reporting and editing owing to boredom of the routine. Stories were still interesting, but the rote mechanics of the job became anathema.
Nonetheless, she still writes non-fiction...because she can't seem to leave it alone.
When not crazed with the need to freelance, she writes fantasy and dark fantasy with the occasional science fiction piece. Her story, "Lies," short-listed for the Aeon Award. Her award-winning novella, "Blood Soup" is recently re-issued by Pole to Pole Publishing and available in Kindle format.
Her other short fiction can be found in several anthologies, including: Deep Cuts, Hellbore and Rue, Black Dragon, White Dragon, Triangulation: Dark Glass and Bad @ss Fairies 3: In all Their Glory.
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Selk Skin Deep
1967. Vietnam. Fat-boys and comp-B bombs explode aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Livingstone killing thousands. Everyone dies if the carrier sinks, unless one SEAL – one selkie – puts the lives of humans ahead of his need to keep his secret.
Danger awaits the Kingdom of Borgund if a woman fails to take the throne. When the pregnant Queen finally gives birth, the king faces a terrible choice. Will he choose wisely or doom the kingdom to ruin?
On the Path
Tan is just another farmer, following the path, when the seal on his soul-powered plow bursts, causing a mass exodus of ghosts from the reincarnation engine.
But everything changes for Tan and his wife, Heng, once the freed ghost of Tan's uncle decides he's had enough of his ghostly half-life and takes over Heng's body.
The Dragon's Clause
For hundreds of years, the city-state of San Marino has paid tribute to the dragon living beneath their mountain city. But humans are forgetful, and no one alive has ever seen the dragon.
Though a contract exists, the people feel they are just throwing their money away.
Find out what happens when the city residents renege on their contract with the dragon.
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