Erika L. Satifka

Erica L. Satifka is a writer and/or friendly artificial construct, forged in a heady mix of iced coffee and sarcasm. She enjoys rainy days, questioning reality, ignoring her to-do list, and adding to her collection of tattoos. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, and her debut novel Stay Crazy was released in August 2016 by Apex Publications. Originally from Pittsburgh, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her spouse Rob and an indeterminate number of cats.

After We Walked Away

The regret sets in when they hit Iowa. “We shouldn’t have left,” she says. Knees drawn up to her chin, lower lip trembling. “It was a mistake.” He can’t disagree. He pulls the rental car into a gas station, the front bumper only barely scraping the back of an idling...

Stay Crazy (Excerpt)

Chapter One Dr. Atchison never trimmed his nose hairs. That was the first thing Emmeline Kalberg hated about him. There were other reasons to hate him, of course: his condescending tone, his haughty manner, the way he’d tear apart your room when you were out at group...

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