Cath Schaff-Stump

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Cath Schaff-Stump writes speculative fiction for children and adults, everything from humor to horror. Her YA Gothic fantasy The Vessel of Ra is available from Curiosity Quills. Catherine lives and works in Iowa with her husband. During the day, she teaches English to non-native speakers at a local community college. Other recent fiction has been published by Paper Golem Press, Daydreams Dandelion Press, and in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Catherine is a co-host on the writing and geek-life fan podcast Unreliable Narrators. You can find her online at Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, @cathschaffstump,, and

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Published Dec 4, 2018 · 996 words (4 minutes) · 118 views

Fantasy Humor


Crystal Vision

Published Dec 4, 2018 · 1,377 words (6 minutes) · 116 views




Published Oct 31, 2018 · 4,727 words (18 minutes) · 130 views

Horror Literary Fiction

Jane's brutal past haunts her and her brothers.


The Love Song of Oliver Toddle

Published Oct 1, 2018 · 3,121 words (12 minutes) · 159 views

Fantasy Love


Sister Night, Sister Moon

Published Sep 2, 2018 · 9,894 words (36 minutes) · 195 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical Love


Turtle of the Earth

Published Aug 2, 2018 · 4,124 words (15 minutes) · 195 views

Fantasy Humor