Carrie Vaughn

Award-winning, bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Carrie Vaughn digs into her archives for stories and treasure.

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Carrie Vaughn's latest novels include the post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, and its sequel, The Wild Dead. She wrote the New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty, along with several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, and upwards of 80 short stories, two of which have been finalists for the Hugo Award. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her at

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In Time

Published May 1, 2019 · 1,605 words (6 minutes) · 3 likes · 183 views

Fantasy Historical dogs ghosts Emily Dickinson

This is a story about the poet Emily Dickinson and her dog, Carlo.

What do I smell?


Just Another Word

Published Mar 25, 2019 · 1,687 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 264 views

Fantasy music urban fantasy Janis Joplin Faerie Queen

This is a story about Janis Joplin and a chance meeting in a Texas bar.

The Classic Guitar
Featured March 6, 2019


The Girl Who Loved Shonen Knife

Published Mar 3, 2019 · 5,272 words (20 minutes) · 8 likes · 624 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction

Kit only wants one thing in the whole world: for her band, Flying Jelly Attack, the world’s greatest Shonen Knife cover band, to play at Cherry Blossom High School’s Spring Dance. Two things stand in her way: 1) Lizard Blood, a Lolita death metal band, her bitter rivals; 2) The end of the world.