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Short Stories


“The Great Work” – Spark: A Creative Anthology

“Tea Time With Mrs. Monster” – Weirdbook #33 (October)

“My So-Called Life in Reruns” – Fantasy Scroll Magazine (April) *


“Princess or Poison” – Allegory (November) *

“So You’ve Metamorphosed Into a Giant Insect. Now What?” – Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (October 2015)

“The Grimlorn Under the Mountain” – Weirdbook #31 (September)

“A Day to End All Days” – Third Flatiron – Ain’t Superstitious (September)

“Inner Dragon” – SQ Magazine (July) *

“Simon Clash: The Galaxy’s Greatest Hero” – Nature (March) *

“No Place for a Hero” – StarShipSofa Podcast (February) *

“Do Stand-Up Bots Dream of Electric Hecklers?” – Perihelion Science Fiction (February 2015) *

“6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart” – Flash Fiction Online 2014 Anthology (January 2015; reprint)


“No Place for a Hero” – The Best of Galaxy’s Edge 2013-2014 (December 2014; reprint)

“Head to Head” – Triptych Tales (November 2014)

“No Place for a Hero” – Galaxy’s Edge (November 2014)

“The Zombie Who Had a Name” – Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Vol 6 (August 2014; reprint)

“6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart” – Flash Fiction Online (August 2014) *

“Dead Jack, Zombie P.I.” – Weird Tales Magazine #362 (June 2014)

“Hart House” – DarkFuse Magazine (April 2014)

“The League of Lame Superheroes” – Third Flatiron (March 2014)

“Bad Poets Society” – Cast of Wonders (February 2014) *


“Insectivoracious” – Cosmic Vegetable: Anthology of Humorous SF/F (December 2013)

“The Zombie Who Had a Name” – Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2013)

“The Baseball Gods” – Every Day Fiction (June 2013) *

“Who’s There? Who Cares?” – One Forty Fiction (February 2013) *


“They Will Be Home for Christmas” – At Year’s End: SFF Holiday Stories (December 2012)

* available online for free


  1. […] James Aquilone writes fun, fast, funny, and twisty fiction; I’m thinking this is gonna be good.  He’s doing a Kickstarter on the project to a) make sure he raises interest in the series, b) pay for illustrations, and c) streeeetch toward funding an audiobook.  Read a sample of the book below–and check out some of his short stories here. […]