S.H. Aeschliman


S.H. Aeschliman writes prose and poetry (and prose poetry) about being a misfit and creatures that give some people the heebie jeebies. Despite being a native Oregonian who's lived in Portland for the better part of 20 years, ze does not own a bicycle or have any tattoos and is woefully underprepared for any kind of apocalypse. Ze does, however, live with an adorkable dog named Milton, who's an Expert Urban Forager. Zir writing has been published in VoiceCatcher, Inaccurate Realities, Letters from the Void, and Ugly Babies, Vol. 2, among other places.

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A woman's baby refuses to be born. Flash fiction (414 words) published in Ugly Babies, Vol. 2  (Jan. 2014, Ed. James Kirk Ward). Read it here.

Nesting Tarantula


A woman experiencing life-threatening spontaneous orgasms learns she's not alone in her body. Short story (1,032 words) first published in Spring 2013 on thedarkerhalf.com under the pseudonym Jeanie Grey. Read it here.


"The Usual"

In a near future where everyone has the same haircut, 16-year-old Callie loses a bet and has to ask for something different at the salon. Short story (2,904 words) published in Inaccurate Realities, Vol. 1: Fear (Oct. 2013).


"On Voice"

"I could write a whole book on crying.... I haven't screamed aloud in ages." Lyric essay (1,980 words) published in VoiceCatcher (Fall 2012). Read it here.


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