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Announcing our dark YA anthology, THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE

I am pleased to announce that Blackstone Publishing has bought a young adult project edited by me and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, The Hitherto Secret Experiments Of Marie Curie. The anthology will comprise 18 dark stories of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror set during Marie Curie’s high school years in Poland. What might she have done had she applied her genius in darker directions? The rockstar cast of award-winning and bestselling authors is: Scott Westerfeld, Jane Yolen, Mylo Carbia, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Stacia Deutsch, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Beth Durst, Lissa Price, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jo Whittemore, Dee Leone, Susanne Lambdin, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, myself, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt & GP Charles.

The project is scheduled for 2022 release simultaneously in print and audio. We hope to include real science and history, while also having fun with the subject matter and the fascinating character of one of the most important and well-known female scientists in world history, a double Nobel Prize winner. The art below is NOT part of the project, but it conveys a sense of the tone.


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What is a drabble?

Drabbles are microfiction of exactly 100 words. The tight word count doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility to tell a story. They’re fun to write! Adult drabbles I’ve had published include:

  • “Forbidden Love”, “Blind Date”, and “Zombie Sonnet 43” adult horror/humor drabbles in MONSTERS dark fantasy anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Sins and Virtues” adult dark fantasy/humor drabble in ANGELS fantasy anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Ghost Father” adult paranormal/humor drabble in BEYOND paranormal anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “The Zombie Brigade” adult horror/humor drabble in APOCALYPSE anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Lend Me Your Arms” and “All the World’s a Shipwreck” adult horror/humor drabbles in 100 WORD ZOMBIE BITES anthology (Reanimated Writers Press, 2019)
  • “Leviathan” adult horror drabble in FORGOTTEN ONES anthology (Eerie River Publishing, 2020)
  • “O Captain” adult horror drabble in OCEANS anthology (Black Hare Press, 2020)