Notable fiction in Best American Mystery Stories, published in Berkeley Fiction Review, ThugLit, Able Muse and elsewhere.

Lane Talbot

T
e
c
h

M
a
r
k
e
t
e
r
W
r
i
t
e
r

About Lane

Lane Talbot has an MFA from Southern Illinois University where he was also awarded a fellowship to write in Ireland. His work has been listed as notable fiction in Best American Mystery Stories and nominated for a Pushcart Award. He has also published two novellas. He blogs at LaneTalbot.com and can be found on Twitter at @Lane_Talbot.

I’m a writer of thriller and horror fiction, deeply influenced by many authors who live in the space between Michael Chrichton and Stephen King.

I think about reading and writing too much. When I’m not doing that, I like to travel, work out and parent Australian Shepherds.

works

JAN 2021
“MINOTAURS” THE METAWORKER
He stood the bike and removed his helmet. He should have taken his vest off earlier. It was a mistake to show it to the police, even if one of them already knew he was on his way. He drew it off his shoulders and rolled it into a saddlebag beside disassembled pistol components hidden in a travel toolkit.
Read more
WINTER 2017
“CANNONFIRE” STORYLANDIA
Later, he and I sat ahorse, alone, watching a family of falcons swoop down upon a family of field mice and he said to me or to himself or to both of us, very quietly, very severely, “We’re cursed.”
Read more
FALL 2015
“JUST BE A GOOD PERSON” OVER MY DEAD BODY
“But who put the knife in my hand? Who put the knife in my hand, Marta? Who told me to kill him?”
Read more
FALL 2015
“ACTION FIGURES” ABLE MUSE
All the watchful eyes seemed crazed and half-sunk in shadows—like a city of refugees, survivors that had claimed some fossilized river town. The city that had once looked totally abandoned, now actually seemed full of secret people.
Read more
SPRING 2015
“DESTROYER COMES HOME” PROGENITOR
“Please. You have to find us.” The car was half-buried in the snowbluff, the engine run out to broke, and a circle of wild men stood out there in the darkness, just beyond the reach of the headlights.
Read more
SPRING 2015
“BIG HARD SQUALL” THUGLIT
“Dump his body and get in the driver’s seat. We have to go right now, lady.”
Read more
SPRING 2015
“ASYLUM” TOASTED CHEESE
“You know those headlines you sometimes read? ‘Prize-winning Scholar Found Wandering in Traffic’. Do you ever wonder how that happens? This is how that happens.”
Read more
SPRING 2015
“BRUTUS” BUFFALO ALMANAC
The old man wrestles like an Olympian. Every knuckle, elbow and dig of his chin is spring-loaded and tough tough tough. He’s a mean sumbitch.
Read more
SUMMER 2013
“NORTH DARK” SIRENS CALL PUBLICATIONS
Treesplitter sees that his sons neither hear nor understand him, so he waves his whipping torch and they all spread out to search the ice caves.
Read more
SPRING 2012
“THE HUNTERS” THE SHEEPSHEAD REVIEW
Ben stood and wielded the shards like gruesome and ancient knives.
Read more

Reviews

No items found.
No items found.
Subscribe for posts and publications.

Join my reader list

Thank you!
Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Follow me

No items found.