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Cover images for the short story, "When It Happens" by Rebecca Jones-Howe.

“When It Happens”. Dark Moon Digest; Issue No. 41. October 2020

Kate Freeman comes to terms with the reality of her broken marriage when her conspiracy theorist husband is bitten by a werewolf.

Cover image for COPING MECHANISMS by Rebecca Jones-Howe.

“Coping Mechanisms”. Self-published. April 2020

During the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, Costco employee Jamie endures a violent workplace incident, which tangles her into the calming control of her new coworker, Brendan.

“Election Season”. Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good. November 2018

In summer of 2016, a progressive woman is kidnapped and held captive in a cabin in the Portland woods by a disengaged man who thrives in the chaos of the new American political landscape.

“Ghost Story”. Gamut: Issue No. 8. August 2017 (reprint)

While on vacation in London, Melody wakes in the morning to discover that her long-term boyfriend Louis has gone missing. In her search to find him in the hallways of the haunted Langham Hotel, Melody must confront her deepest fears about her relationship.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and copies are unavailable.

“Cat Calls”. Gamut; Issue No. 2. February 2017 (reprint)

Jason, a 40-year-old property manager is verbally harassed by a mysterious woman on the Vancouver Skytrain. He attempts to go on with his life, but the woman’s increasing interactions with him pick at his already fragile ego.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and copies are unavailable.

“Tourist”. Gamut; Preview Issue. September 2016 (reprint)

Angela, a socially-isolated young woman who lives with her pregnant best friend, finds herself in the grips of a personal wanderlust when she meets a quiet man who wants to get to know her better.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and copies are unavailable.

“Cat Calls”. Exigencies: A Neo-Noir Anthology. June 2015

Jason, a 40-year-old property manager is verbally harassed by a mysterious woman on the Vancouver Skytrain. He attempts to go on with his life, but the woman’s increasing interactions with him pick at his already fragile ego.

“Better Places”. Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good. March 2015 (reprint)

During a zombie apocalypse, a woman seeks refuge in an abandoned bed & breakfast off the highway, only to face more dire circumstances when the man who lives there decides to use her for his advantage.

NOTE: This book is out of print.

“Dead Stars”. Solarcide. January 2015

After the sudden river death of his wannabe-Broadway-star wife, a man is haunted by sounds of her poor singing voice at night.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and no longer online.

“Ghost Story”. Revolt Daily. October 2014

While on vacation in London, Melody wakes in the morning to discover that her long-term boyfriend Louis has gone missing. In her search to find him in the hallways of the haunted Langham Hotel, Melody must confront her deepest fears about her relationship.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and no longer online.

“Tourist”. [PANK]; Issue No. 10. July 2014

Angela, a socially-isolated young woman who lives with her pregnant best friend, finds herself in the grips of a personal wanderlust when she meets a quiet man who wants to get to know her better.

“Blue Hawaii”. The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology. May 2014 (reprint)

Jessie, a recovered alcoholic who spends her days babysitting her infant niece, suffers a personal relapse with insecurity when she befriends the strange new coke-fiend neighbour in her sister’s townhouse complex.

“The Paper Bag Princess”. Cease, Cows. April 2014 (reprint)

A notorious self-identifying “ugly girl” spends her nights out at the club, luring cocky unsuspecting men into having casual sex while wearing a paper bag over her head.

“Wounded Birds”. Solarcide’s FLASH ME!: The Sinthology. September 2013

A woman hooks up with a recently-divorced man, unaware just how much of his previous relationship he will carry into their intimacy.

“College Glaciers”. Punchnel’s. April 2013

A neurotic college student leaves a night out at the bar in order to go home and study for her Geography exam, but the taxi driver seems to know more about the depths of her Adderall addiction than she expects.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and no longer online.

“The Paper Bag Princess”. ManArchy. April 2013

A notorious self-identifying “ugly girl” spends her nights out at the club, luring cocky unsuspecting men into having casual sex while wearing a paper bag over her head.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and no longer online.

“The Book of Seth”. Pantheon Magazine: Hades Issue. April 2013

In this salacious modern retelling of Cain & Abel, Cain is in prison for Abel’s murder and their lesser-known younger brother Seth lives in the family’s home with their grieving alcoholic father, Adam. Seth teams up with the next-door neighbour, Azura, and begins a thriving gonzo porn empire that only his eldest brother could ruin.

“Thinspiration”. Out of the Gutter. March 2013

When her car is hijacked at a highway rest stop, a young bulimic woman faces the worst of her demons when the well-doing hijacker does his best to help.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and the website is no longer online.

“The Art of Angling”. I’ll Never Go Away: Volume II. March 2013

An awkward antique shop employee develops an inappropriate infatuation with a woman who he believes is Sylvia Plath.

“Circles Have Ends”. Revolt Daily. March 2013

Maddie, a misguided teenager, slowly drifts away from her friends as her ketamine addiction takes increasing control of her life.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and the website is no longer online.

“Far From Home”. Bollokscraft Xine: Issue No. 1. February 2013

A man comes to terms with his divorce when he befriends a happy young couple under the throes of wanderlust while travelling abroad.

“Better Places”. Pulp Modern; Issue No. 4. January 2013

During a zombie apocalypse, a woman seeks refuge in an abandoned bed & breakfast off the highway, only to face more dire circumstances when the man who lives there decides to use her for his advantage.

“Quarter Tank of Gas”. Infective Ink. July 2012

At his 65’s birthday celebration, Henry proves his still-valid worth by daring the petite waitress to climb into the trunk of his Porsche, but ends up taking things too far with a limited joyride.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and the website is no longer online.

“Blue Hawaii”. Nova Parade. July 2012

Jessie, a recovered alcoholic who spends her days babysitting her infant niece, suffers a personal relapse with insecurity when she befriends the strange new coke-fiend neighbour in her sister’s townhouse complex.

NOTE: This book is out of print.

“Distance From Daddy”. Solarcide. December 2011

While visiting her family on spring break, Ellen makes an attempt to reconnect with her emotionally distant father while he attempts to repair the 1970s car in his garage.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and the website is no longer online.

“Eden”. L’Allure des Mots; Issue No. 1. Summer 2011

Richard, a teacher on his summer break begins working on his newly-purchased dilapidated mini-golf course, only to be confronted by a young woman with a snake tattoo who desires to play.

NOTE: This magazine is defunct and the website is no longer online.

“A Fairytale Girl for Every Budding Boy”. Pulp Metal Magazine; May 2011

Jonah and his male friends discuss the Disney princesses that were a part of their sexual awakening, but Jonah’s friends become concerned with his pick.

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