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Read Steve’s climate change story “The Common Sea”
on the Climate Change page.


The Family Man,” Paper Butterfly Flash Fiction, October 2019

Night Vision,” Daily Science Fiction, 4/16/2019

“Red Rabbit,” Borderlands #6

The Men and Women of Rivendale,” Nightmare #35.

A Space of One’s Own,” Clarkesworld #141, June 2018.

Cats, Dogs, & Other Creatures,” Talebones.

Charles” (audio) StarShipSofa.

Dying on the Elephant Road,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #54.

Field of Shoes,” Daily Science Fiction, May 2018.

For All His Eyes Can See,” The Dark, August 2018

Home Invasion,” Daily Science Fiction, October 2013.

The King of the Cats,” from Deadfall Hotel in the Weird Fiction Review.

Too Many Ghosts,” The Dark, December 2016.

Wheatfield with Crows,” The Dark, August 2016.

No Rest for Those Who Can’t Sleep,” This is Horror, July 2012.

Halloween Street,” “Tricks,” “Butcher Paper,” and “Masks of Me,” (audio) Pseudopod 566.

Her Oh So Pretty Face,” Hex Words, January 2017.

Giant Killers,” The Pedestal Magazine.

Aphasic World Syndrome,” Pindeldyboz.



What It Means To Adopt a Child

A few of you may know that for many years my late wife Melanie was a social worker specializing in adoptions. She wrote and spoke passionately about the subject. At last these writings have been gathered into an e-book–THIS CHILD IS MINE: What It Means to Adopt a Child. “Essential reading for those currently adopting a child, thinking about adopting a child, or simply interested in the subjects of adoption and parenting older children, this concise handbook provides a unique perspective on the difficult and wonderful adventure of parenting older children.”

She offers a way of looking at the adoption and parenting processes that is both simple and radically different from the norm. Central to her writings is the act of claiming, the process by which a parent says, once and for all, “This is my child.”

(Writers will be particularly interested in the chapter on power and developmental stages and their effects on behavior.)

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About Steve

STEVE RASNIC TEM's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 400 plus published stories, twelve collections, and seven novels have garnered him the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four Bram Stoker Awards.

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