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.

Fiction · Posts · Books



Ball Lightning

Published Feb 11, 2019 · 2,042 words (8 minutes) · 354 views

Literary Fiction Strange

A man hit by lightning develops perfect pitch and attracts love


Thunder over Catania



The Second Coming

Published Feb 4, 2019 · 3,565 words (13 minutes) · 381 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange

This time god is a woman


Rise above. Show the world what you’re made of. Show the world you are special. Show the world you are beautiful. Show the world you can rise above.