Jessica Reisman

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Jessica Reisman's stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her far future science fiction adventure novel SUBSTRATE PHANTOMS came out from Resurrection House Books May 2017, and her story "Bourbon, Sugar, Grace" appeared on in June 2017. She grew up on the east coast of the U.S., was a teenager on the west coast, and now lives in Austin, Texas. She's been a writer, animal lover, devoted reader, and movie aficionado since she was a wee child. Find out more at

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The Bottom Garden

Jan 25, 2019 · 4,261 words (16 minutes) · 222 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange

"The Bottom Garden" was originally published in the anthology Unfit for Eden. Unfit for Eden is how most every abandoned or lost creature feels. “The Bottom Garden” is an attempt to tell story about childhood loss. It’s actually one of my most personal stories. It responds to a line in an Adrienne Rich poem, “The child’s soul carries on/in the wake of home” (In the Wake of Home, 1983), weaving a travel blanket from the scraps of the lost warmth, safety, and nurture of family and home.

brown trees surrounded by flowers

Dec 19, 2018 · 7,023 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 302 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery Historical Love

Rappaccini's Daughter meets orchid hunting meets weird adventure tales, with an epistolary flourish...

selective focused photo of a animal on the water
Raney's Hounds

Oct 30, 2018 · 7,461 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 313 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Historical

Calvert's been living the hobo life a long time, riding freight trains, taking what comes, but he's never seen anything like these hounds, or the man who appears with them, Kade.

photo of train rail in between of bare trees

Featured September 25, 2018

When the Ice Goes Out

Sep 20, 2018 · 3,319 words (13 minutes) · 6 likes · 478 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction

silhouette photo of mountain and water during dawn

Jul 9, 2018 · 14,388 words (53 minutes) · 269 views

Science Fiction

Two Hearts in Zamora

Apr 5, 2018 · 4,608 words (17 minutes) · 505 views

Fantasy Horror