Sci-fi horror short story “After I Watched Her Die” has been published in Ash Tales, an independent literary journal dedicated to post apocalyptic fiction: stories exploring the end of the world as we know it. . The story follows the moments of grief after a loved one is lost on an alien planet. Ash Tales […]
“The Thing in Our House” was published for Halloween in Suicide House Publishing’s Halloween Anthology. The story is a brief look at Halloween a year after the world ends. Filled with spooky micro-fiction, this anthology is perfect for flash fiction and horror lovers. You can get the kindle edition or print edition on Amazon.
J. Askew’s short story, “The Everything”, appears in Issue 9 of Awakenings here. The story follows Aspen, a scientist on board a exploratory ship, who suffers on a daily basis with the guilt of not reporting her own rape by her captain. Under the icy seas of Neptune, she rescues a strange life form who […]
“Dead Canaries: The Bruises on Our Wrists” is a short 500-word story about the injuries that victims of sexual abuse have to live with. Awakenings says: “J. Askew’s poetic piece on recovery imagines her yellow bruises as canaries, and magical realism provides a pathway to love of a body that has been through trauma. When […]
“Let Me Tell You About Hazel” is a short 500-word story about the protagonist of Green Again. Awakenings says: “The post-apocalyptic world of Askew’s imagining contains graphic violence that speaks to the trauma many survivors experience, and Hazel’s strength in living through it serves as proof that healing is possible both for those who can […]
Green Again, J. Askew’s debut sci-fi horror, has been with talented senior editor, Ella Chappell. The novel explores mental health and neurodiversity at the end of the world. Green Again is unique. It is a science-fiction horror, a genre more male-dominated, but has an all-female force behind it. From beta readers, to line editors, each […]