Short stories by Russell Nichols.
WHO? Speculative fiction writer. Endangered journalist. Unsigned Hype. [he/him/his] WHAT? Usually set in the near future, my stories explore race, mental health and technology through the lens of science fiction and psychological horror (with a twist of satire). - Screenplays – Social sci-fi thrillers. A 2018 SFFILM/Westridge grantee. A semifinalist from the 2017 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Features, pilots and shorts have placed in several other competitions. - Plays – Over two dozen productions internationally. Produced by the Fade to Black Festival, Nylon Fusion, Funhouse Anthology, MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, Alternative Theater Company, Saw It Here First Productions, London’s Science Fiction Theatre Festival, and more. - Fiction – Short stories published in FIYAH Lit Mag, Terraform, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed, Fireside Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine’s POC Destroy Horror special issue, and others. - Nonfiction – Articles have appeared in outlets including The Boston Globe, Governing magazine, the LA Times and several other publications. Also: wrote reviews and think pieces for Janelle Monae’s Wondaland label. WHERE? Literally homeless. The Wife and I quit our jobs, gave up everything and left the States in 2011 to travel indefinitely. We live out of backpacks, vagabonding around world, from the hillside villages of the Himalayas and the deserts of India to the bustling cities of Kenya and Europe and jungle valleys of Panama and beyond. WHEN? Now.
Listing 2 stories.
A desperate former arsonist attends a job fair where major American companies offer prisoners the chance to become public brand ambassadors.
In a world of corrupt nursery rhyme characters, Detective Humpty Dumpty must investigate a murder with an unexpected tie to his personal life.