Karen Heuler

Karen Heuler steps into the odd, fantastic, science-fictiony, and literary worlds around us.

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Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction (twice), and others. She has published four novels and a novella, and her fourth story collection (The Clockworm and Other Strange Stories) has just been published by Tartarus Press.

Stories · Posts · Books

Ball Lightning

Feb 11, 2019 · 2,042 words (8 minutes)

Literary Fiction Strange

A man hit by lightning develops perfect pitch and attracts love

seashore under nimbus clouds
The Second Coming

Feb 4, 2019 · 3,565 words (13 minutes)

Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange

This time god is a woman

red concrete bridge surrounded by clouds