L.S. Johnson

L.S. Johnson writes weird, dark stories.

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L.S. Johnson lives in Northern California, where she feeds her cats by writing book indexes. She is the author of the gothic novellas Harkworth Hall and Leviathan. Her first collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the North Street Book Prize and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Find her online and sign up for her newsletter at

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Vacui Magia

Feb 14, 2019 · 3,482 words (13 minutes) · 43 views


To make it correctly, you will need a baby’s bones.

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Feb 7, 2019 · 3,898 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 71 views

Literary Fiction

For many months, this story existed on my computer as "Mrs. Dalloway, red in tooth and claw."