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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Dec 4, 2018 · 996 words (4 minutes) · 65 views

Fantasy Humor

Crystal Vision

Dec 4, 2018 · 1,377 words (6 minutes) · 65 views



Oct 31, 2018 · 4,727 words (18 minutes) · 84 views

Horror Literary Fiction

Jane's brutal past haunts her and her brothers.

The Love Song of Oliver Toddle

Oct 1, 2018 · 3,121 words (12 minutes) · 106 views

Fantasy Love

Sister Night, Sister Moon

Sep 2, 2018 · 9,894 words (36 minutes) · 131 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical Love

Turtle of the Earth

Aug 2, 2018 · 4,124 words (15 minutes) · 134 views

Fantasy Humor