Sean Ferrell

Sean Ferrell writes speculative novels and short stories, as well as picture books about kids who don’t know why they keep getting into trouble.

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Sean Ferrell has published novels with HarperPerennial (Numb) and Soho Press (Man in the Empty Suit) and picture books with S&S (The Snurtch and I Don’t Like Koala). He is the recipient of the Adirondack Review's Fulton Prize, and his fiction has appeared on Electric Literature's The Outlet, Cafe Irreal, and other publications.

Sean likes homemade buffalo wings, homemade bagels, and homemade writing about himself in the third person. You can find him on Twitter at @byseanferrell and through his website at

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 7 Chapters

Littered with Ellipses...

Updated Aug 17, 2020 · 28,089 words (103 minutes) · 2064 views

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He wasn't supposed to care. He wasn't built to do so. But when a deepspace maintenance worker rescues children from an accident he gains citizenship and makes the people who care for him question how they (or anyone) care for themselves.


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Bodies at Rest

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 6,453 words (24 minutes) · 1 like · 855 views

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When gravity fails, Isaac looks for what holds him.


Now Leaving the Surface




Published Apr 2, 2019 · 1,225 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 723 views

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Living in the past can ruin your future.


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Building an Elephant

Published Mar 26, 2019 · 7,584 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 793 views

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When the neighbors show off their off-the-lot new elephant for everyone to see, Mike's dad decides to build his own out of spare parts. Getting it to work might mean Mike betrays himself and the neighbors' trust. [Building an Elephant was originally published by Adirondack Review: It won the Fulton Prize for Fiction.]


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