26 July, 2023

Microfiction by me up at Stupefying Stories!

 Here's a link to my second-prize-winning entry on the theme of "static", in under 85 words...


29 March, 2023

18 October, 2022

"On the Getting of Husbands and the Spawning of Children" to be reprinted by PseudoPod


Image: Felipe Hueb
I'm beyond excited to have my work reprinted in PseudoPod. This is my first sale to a pro market, and it's gonna be so great to hear it in audio. The story is still up at Arsenika if you feel like giving it an advance read!

03 May, 2021

"On the Getting of Husbands and the Spawning of Children" is out at Arsenika!

Arsenika Issue 8

I wrote a fucked-up fairytale that is now available to read for free at Arsenika! It's about a woman under a curse and is somewhat grisly. You have been warned . . .

02 November, 2020

I now have an online tip jar!

 My Ko-fi page is now up and running, if you have enjoyed reading my fiction and feel like leaving a tip you can buy me a virtual coffee here: https://ko-fi.com/sophiesparrow 

Thank you so much for your support ❤

26 December, 2019

MSJ Winter 2020 now out!

The monsters settle in for story time
Final issue of Mad Scientist Journal now available, hot off the presses, extra, extra, read all about it! ...or any other cliché you care to use. It's out and double sized and all end-of-an-era-y and the cover is beautiful and I love it.

03 July, 2019

Magickal Herbs and Plants for Sale

Image Daniel Spase
What do you do if your neighbour definitely hasn't cursed your garden, and you definitely don't want revenge?

The clue's in the title, but you can find out more in December 2019 when the Winter 2020 issue of Mad Scientist Journal hits the presses. This will be the final issue of MSJ and I'm honoured to have been a part of it.

13 October, 2018

Mad Scientist Journal Autumn 2018

I'm a few days late on this, but Mad Scientist Journal Autumn 2018 is now out! Inside it you will find lots of lovely stories and a short piece by me all about the troubles ghosts have with social media . . .(find it in the classifieds section). Happy reading!

15 March, 2018

(Dis)Ability Short Story Anthology now available

A short story of mine, A Rare Condition, is now available as part of a free anthology you can read here. The story is about someone with a fictional disability navigating her way through life; I was aiming to capture something of the disconnect and misunderstanding there can be surrounding issues of disability between people who experience it and people who don't.

The aims of the project, as described by editor Emily Dorffer:

"...to spread awareness of a variety of disabilities through accurate, heartfelt representations written by the people who live with them every day. I also hope to encourage more authors to write about disabled characters while avoiding stereotypes."

The project has gone ahead with the assistance and funding of staff from Johns Hopkins University.

I hope you enjoy reading the collection!

04 January, 2018

A Ghost's Guide to Getting Ahead in Modern Death

Image: AmberAvalona, modified by me.

If you are a ghost who likes Instagram then this is for you. Short piece to be published by the folks over at Mad Scientist Journal in September 2018.

16 December, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018

Mad Scientist Journal Winter 2018 is now available to buy in ebook or paperback! (Warning: contains imaginary adverts, written by me.)

08 November, 2017

'A Rare Condition'

Loneliness and thwarted efforts at communication can make life difficult. The way you express emotion and the way your brain is wired can make it even more difficult.

'A Rare Condition', a very short story on these themes will be published in (Dis)Ability, an anthology released in March 2018.

04 July, 2017

Short fiction to appear in Mad Scientist Journal

Original images by Ryan McGuire, ruined by me
Excited to announce that some spoof classified ads I've written will be published in an anthology of Mad Scientist Journal this December. The anthology (Winter 2018) will be available to buy on Amazon in both ebook and print formats. Watch this space!