“Death Reel” Available at Scarlet Leaf Review

Short Stories

My short story, “Death Reel,” is available for your reading pleasure at Scarlet Leaf Review. I’d be honored if you’d read it and provide feedback–I’m always excited to hear what readers think, even when it’s a heavy dose of creative criticism.

Read it here: https://www.scarletleafreview.com/short-stories4/category/russel-richardson


Jitter Issue 6 (King’s Tavern Blues)

Books, Short Stories

Jitter6.jpgJitter Issue 6


“King’s Tavern Blues” is an early story that I had forgotten, frankly. So it was a true surprise to learn that Jitter would be including it in their 6th issue of short stories. Not a tale for the faint of heart! Please consider buying a paperback copy of the issue here.

The Yellow Booke Journal, Volume 6, Available Now

Books, Short Stories


51KGywW18eL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The Yellow Book: Dark Tarn of Auber, Sizza’s Clippaz, Twisted Soul: and Other Terrors: Original Horror, Weird Fiction, and Ghost Stories (Oldstyle Tales Original Fiction) (Volume 6)

My horror story “Sizza’s Clippaz” appears in the Yellow Booke Journal, Volume 6. The publisher planned to create an illustration for my story, but was gracious enough to allow my son, Oliver, to produce something instead. With sincere objectivity, I say Oliver’s piece is the best in the book. Thank you to Grant Kellermeyer for making this proud-papa moment possible–and for publishing my story. ‘Tis joy squared.

Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology Available Now.

Books, Short Stories


Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology

I am honored to have my story, “Rastaghosta,” included first in Fabula Argentea’s online issue this past July, and then in their fifth anniversary anthology in print. FA is a rare publisher that not only compensates their authors, but also explains publicly why the work was chosen. Here’s what they said about my story: