Deborah L. Davitt

Historical fantasy, science fiction, horror, and, usually, a mix of all three.

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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and appeared in over twenty journals; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, and Galaxy's Edge. For more about her work, please see

Stories · Posts

The Maze in the Sea of Voices

Dec 22, 2018 · 4,754 words (18 minutes)

Horror Science Fiction

A crew of three aboard a small dirigible floating above the liquid oxygen sea of a distant ice moon find signs of alien life--and one of them must come to realize how isolated she's become from humanity, as she reaches out to encounter the unknown.

Waves along the coastline of the Maldives
Conceit and Capability

Dec 22, 2018 · 1,024 words (4 minutes)

Classic Fantasy Humor Historical

Jane Austen never wrote about dragons. But perhaps she might enjoy this gentle satire of her style.

selective focus photography of crocodile
Honeyed Tongue

Nov 3, 2018 · 2,035 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Historical

In Edwardian England, a young man with terminal tuberculosis goes to a particular house in search of a gentle death. A death with meaning. What he finds is something perhaps more merciful . . . or terrifying.

black and white honey bee hovering near yellow flower in closeup photography
She Who is Red

Jun 15, 2018 · 2,886 words (11 minutes)

Fantasy Horror

In the Yucatan, a young archaeologist faced with death at the hand of a local crimelord's goons, comes face to face with an ancient Mayan goddess . . . .

photo of man standing in cave surrounded by water
Ave, Caesarion

Apr 25, 2018 · 9,937 words (37 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Historical

An excerpt from the novel of the same name--join the world of Edda-Earth, where magic and science coexist, and all the gods are real. Caesarion, the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, is god-born of both Rome and Egypt, and now that his father has died, must work to keep Rome on the path to greatness--in spite of the schemes of Octavian and others!


Apr 25, 2018 · 497 words (2 minutes)

Horror Science Fiction

How does the world end? Not in manicured lawns and easily-accessible canned goods.

green bungalow surrounded by corn fields