BioJessica Halsey was born in Arkansas and has lived most of her life in Panamá and the United States. She earned a BA in Sociology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She has self-published two poetry collections, The Echo of Something Hitting (2018) and Lupercalia (2018).
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A Short Story
The tunnels are deep and full of poisonous fog.
There is no exit, at least not for the very first or the very
Would you survive the end of the world? For Pyre and her
friends that is a terrifying question. She may not want
to know the answer.
For fans of Garth Nix’s Shade’s Children and Margaret
Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.
Disclaimer: This story contains mature themes including
sickness and death, and the death of a child. Reader
discretion is advised.
A Slaughter Chronicles Short Story!
The year is 2003 and Caleb Grimmet, high school senior
and football superstar, is going to make all his dreams
come true. Or so he thinks. All he has to do is catch and
tame a demon.
When Caleb and his friends gather together to open the
abyss, they learn a painful lesson: dreams don't
always manifest the way you want them to.
And the abyss, once looked into, does more than look
back out at you.
This book contains mature language, mild sexual
situations, and detailed descriptions of violence and gore. Reader discretion is advised.
The city is born, slippery and feral, and then it grows,
collects and casts aside inhabitants that break and
reshape the boundaries of mythology. Jessica Halsey’s Lupercalia guides readers through the ruins of stories after
smashing against reality These speculative and fantastical poems represent
the search for identity and purpose in a world that
challenges the endurance of the human spirit.
I want to tell her
is not some myth-
ical beast she must catch
and kill. Blood
and hearts are not torn and slurped up
on a dare, for bargains
rewards, or love. Fate
doesn’t play well with others
but she does play
with hearts that need breaking.
Jane loves yoga. She loves it so much she risks life and
limb dodging ravenous zombies and expending valuable
resources like food and energy just to get to her
weekly class. It helps her cope with the daily grind
of Post-Apocalyptic Rural America and helps her
through the grieving process of the recent loss of
her mother. Jane loves yoga so much that when an
unexpected zombie finally catches her off guard, it
helps her cope with life as a cog in the legion of the
undead. Follow along with Jane as she transitions from
yoga loving human to yoga loving brain muncher!
Disclaimer: This book contains mature language and
zombie violence. Reader discretion is advised.
The Echo of Something Hitting
Where do you go after the water? After you drown?
nameless traveler drives down the road and is swept
away by a flood that transforms the road into a river,
transforms the landscape into something vicious and
inhospitable. Searching water and sky for everything
that is lost, the blood and bone of the organic organism
abandons the twisted, inorganic body of the car and
dives deeper into the unknown. On this roadriver, the
shifting boundaries of life and death know no limits.
The Echo of Something Hitting is a hybrid, cross-genre,
lyric essay that
explores the transformative journey from disaster to
survival and beyond.
Dead Girl Moon
A Slaughter Chronicles Novella!
Regina Slaughter, an 11-year-old wolf girl, was, according
to police reports, the victim of a brutal murder. In reality,
she became the property of HADES, a mercurial
mercenary company dedicated to wiping out the
Good always triumphs over evil, right?
Not when evil locks you in a cage and does everything
it can to destroy you. When Regina’s best friend
Tiffany, another werewolf and an innocent victim
of HADES, goes missing she will do everything she can
to find her.
Disclaimer: This book contains detailed descriptions
of violence and gore, mature themes such as death
and disregard for personal autonomy, and mature
language. Reader discretion is advised.