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Holly Lyn Walrath

Holly Lyn Walrath writes weird stories and poetry, as well as writing- and creativity-related essays.

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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.

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A Day Without Mirrors

Published Nov 29, 2018 · 488 words (2 minutes) · 3 likes · 341 views

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

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Restoration

Published Nov 29, 2018 · 497 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 343 views

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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?

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Confessions of a Tree Nymph

Published May 28, 2018 · 457 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 523 views

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

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Mermaid Hunt

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 775 views

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

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The Joy of Baking

Published Feb 3, 2018 · 2,434 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 711 views

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

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