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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Our Lady of the Mantilla

Published Apr 25, 2019 · 4,628 words (17 minutes) · 176 views

Fantasy Humor Magical Realism urban fantasy

When the things haunting the books in the archive get loose, this team is on the case.

Silhouette of the dead


The Bottom Garden

Published Jan 25, 2019 · 4,261 words (16 minutes) · 306 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.



Published Dec 19, 2018 · 7,023 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 458 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery Historical Love

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

Giant Otter


Raney's Hounds

Published Oct 30, 2018 · 7,461 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 388 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.

Scary railway in the forest
Featured September 25, 2018


When the Ice Goes Out

Published Sep 20, 2018 · 3,319 words (13 minutes) · 6 likes · 557 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction



Published Jul 9, 2018 · 14,388 words (53 minutes) · 346 views

Science Fiction


Two Hearts in Zamora

Published Apr 5, 2018 · 4,608 words (17 minutes) · 587 views

Fantasy Horror

Full moon in the mountains; warewolf´s time