Holly Lyn Walrath

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Holly Lyn Walrath is a writer of poetry and short fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Apex Book Company, Mithila Review, Flame Tree Publishing, Litro, Liminality, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. Her chapbook of words and images, Glimmerglass Girl, will be published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She is a freelance editor and host of The Weird Circular, an e-newsletter for writers containing submission calls and writing prompts.

Stories · Posts · Books

A Day Without Mirrors

Nov 29, 2018 · 488 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 87 views

Literary Fiction Strange

A feminist retelling of the classic story, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

standing woman surrounded by yellow flower field during daytime

Nov 29, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 107 views

Fantasy Strange

What impositions we put on women are like trying to cover up something dark and broken with flowers. We may think we are in the right, but who decides what light is best?

pink carnation
Confessions of a Tree Nymph

May 28, 2018 · 457 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 263 views

Fantasy Love Strange

Trapped between two worlds, a fae struggles to give up a forbidden love.

woman in blue spaghetti strap dress standing in the middle of forest
Mermaid Hunt

Mar 9, 2018 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 481 views

Fantasy Strange

Captain Marda is hunting mermaids...or are they hunting her?

closeup view of woman with green eyes
The Joy of Baking

Feb 3, 2018 · 2,432 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 448 views

Fantasy Love Strange

In the house between lives, two bakers usher souls through purgatory with the universal healer: cake.

clear glass bowl on top of brown wooden table surface