Kat Howard

Kat Howard is a World Fantasy Award nominated writer whose work has previously appeared in Apex Magazine, as well as Lightspeed, and Subterranean. Most recently, she has co–written a novella with Maria Dahvana Headley that will be published in 2014 by Subterranean Press. You can find her on Twitter at @KatWithSword.
The Face of Heaven So Fine

The Face of Heaven So Fine

There is an entire history in the stars. Light takes time to travel, to get from wherever the star is to wherever we can see it, here, on Earth. So when you think about it, when we see the stars, we are looking back in time. Everything those stars actually shone on has already happened. But just because a story already happened, that doesn’t mean it’s finished.

Murdered Sleep

Kora had heard the rumors. They were everywhere that fall, blown on the wind along with the golden fans of fallen ginkgo leaves. Everyone claimed to know someone who had been invited, though Kora spoke to no one who had attended.

A Life in Fictions

He wrote me into a story again.

I told him to stop doing that, after we broke up. In fact, it was one of the reasons we broke up. I mean, being a muse is all well and good, until you actually become one.

The Speaking Bone

The island itself was made from bones.

There was a church, in another land, similarly constructed. The decayed flesh of the saints slipped from its underlying architecture, the white bones, sacred and incorruptible, incarnating the holy place.