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 very serious 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 child death. Reader discretion is
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 up
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 also contains a sneak peek into Havoc’s Moon, The Slaughter Chronicles Book 1 (forthcoming October 2019).
This book contains strong language and descriptions of
Wander through the nameless city full of rebellion, desire, and viciousness. Jessica Halsey’s Lupercalia guides readers through the ruins of stories as they smash against
The city is born, slippery and feral, and then it grows,
collects and rejects a multitude of denizens that break and reshape the boundaries of mythology.
These speculative and fantastical poems represent the
search for identity and purpose in a world that challenges
the endurance of the human spirit. From the fall of Icarus
to the loneliness of abandon, these poems represent how every mythological hero and trial are reflections of our
A Short Story
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 dolorous grind of living in post-apocalyptic Rural America and helps her with
grieving the 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!
The Echo of Something Hitting
Where do you go after the flood? After you drown? Can a
ruptured body repair itself or does it drag itself along the
road, go as far as it can before it dies?
A 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 lyric essay that explores the
transformative journey from disaster to survival and
Dead Girl Moon
A Slaughter Chronicles Novella!
In a world full of unseen demons, a werewolf is just
another monster. When Regina’s father accidentally bites
and contaminates his daughter, he starts her down a path very different from the life her mother planned for her. Life
in prison is hard but what do you do when you’re an
11-year-old wolf girl? Regina Slaughter was, according to police reports, the victim of a brutal murder. In reality she was the property of HADES, a mercurial mercenary
company dedicated to wiping out the supernatural
menace. Good always triumphs over evil, right?
Not when evil locks you in a cage and does everything
it can to destroy you.
This book contains violence and strong language.