"Optional Music for Voice and Piano," THE HORROR SHOW, Vol. 4, no. 1, 1986

"Missing," THE HORROR SHOW, Vol. 4, no. 4, 1986.

"The Elder," THE HORROR SHOW, Vol. 5, no. 1, 1987.

"Angels," THE HORROR SHOW, Vol. 5, no. 4, Fall 1987 (the Rising Stars Issue).

"Love (Ash 1)," later retitled "A Georgia Story," ibid.

"A Taste of Blood and Altars" (later published, slightly revised, as the prologue of LOST SOULS), THE HORROR SHOW, Vol. 6, no. 2, Summer 1988.

"His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood," BORDERLANDS, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1990/Avon, 1990/White Wolf, 1992.

"Footprints in the Water," WOMEN OF DARKNESS 2, ed. Kathryn Ptacek, Tor Books, 1990.

"Xenophobia," THE HORROR SHOW, final issue, 1990.

"The Ash of Memory, the Dust of Desire," DEAD END: CITY LIMITS, ed. Paul F. Olson and David B. Silva, St. Martin's Press, 1991.

"Calcutta, Lord of Nerves," STILL DEAD: BOOK OF THE DEAD 2, ed. John Skipp and Craig Spector, Ziesing Books, 1992/Bantam, 1992.

"The Sixth Sentinel," BORDERLANDS 3, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1992/White Wolf, 1992.

"How To Get Ahead in New York," GAUNTLET 4, 1992.

"Saved," co-written with Christa Faust, YOUNG BLOOD, ed. Mike Baker, Zebra Books, 1994.

"Toxic Wastrels," THE EARTH STRIKES BACK, ed. Richard Chizmar, Ziesing Books, 1994.

"Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz," DARK DESTINY: PROPRIETORS OF FATE, ed. Edward E. Kramer, White Wolf, 1995.

"America," BACKSTAGE PASSES, ed. Amelia G, Masquerade Books, 1996.

"In Vermis Veritas," published as an introduction to the graphic novel REGISTRY OF DEATH by Matthew Coyle and Peter Lamb, Kitchen Sink Press, 1996.

"The Poor Miller's Apprentice and the Cat" (later retitled "King of the Cats"), co-written with David Ferguson, HAPPILY EVER AFTER: FAIRY TALES FOR GAY MEN, ed. Michael Ford, Richard Kasak Books, 1996.

"Entertaining Mr. Orton," GRAVE PASSIONS, ed. William J. Mann, Badboy/Masquerade Books, 1997.

"Self-Made Man," DARK TERRORS 3, ed. Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Gollancz (UK), 1997.

"Triads," co-written with Christa Faust, REVELATIONS, ed. Douglas E. Winter, CD Publications/Harper Prism, 1997. (This book was published as MILLENNIUM by Harper in the UK.)

"Pin Money," RAGE, September 1997.

"Arise," IMAGINATION FULLY DILATED, ed. Alan M. Clark and Elizabeth Engstrom, CD Publications, 1998.

"Monday's Special," LOUISIANA LITERATURE, Volume 15, No. 1, Spring 1998.

"Vine of the Soul," DISCO 2000, ed. Sarah Champion, Sceptre (UK), 1998.

"Are You Loathsome Tonight?" First published in my collection of the same title, Gauntlet Press, 1998.

"Essence of Rose," Nerve Magazine (, October 1998.

"System Freeze," website for the film The Matrix,, 1999

"Homewrecker," Getting It Magazine (, October 1999.

"Burn, Baby, Burn," ODD JOBS, ed. Christopher Golden, Dark Horse, 1999.

"The Devil You Know," IMAGINATION FULLY DILATED 2, ed. by Alan M. Clark and Elizabeth Engstrom, IFD Press, 2000.

"Nailed," TAPS AND SIGHS, ed. Peter Crowther, CD Publications, 2000.

"Fuck It, We're Going To Jamaica!" webzine NECROMANTIC.

"Nothing of Him That Doth Fade," AQUA EROTICA, ed. Mary Anne Mohanraj, Crown Books, 2000.

"Stay Awake," published as a chapbook by Camelot Books, 2000.

"Lantern Marsh," OCTOBER DREAMS, ed. Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish, CD Publications, 2000/Roc, 2002.

"The Goose Girl," EMBRACE THE MUTATION, ed. William K. Schafer and William Sheehan, illustrated by J.K. Potter, 2001.

"The Ocean," DARKSIDE 2, ed. John Pelan, Roc, 2001.

"O Death, Where Is Thy Spatula?", THE SPOOK, issue 1, 2001

"Pansu," published as a chapbook by Camelot Books, 2001

"Marisol," Gothic.Net (premium fiction section), January 2002

"Night Story 1973," with Caitlin R. Kiernan, FROM WEIRD AND DISTANT SHORES (a collection by Kiernan), Subterranean Press, 2002

"The Crystal Empire," WRONG THINGS, Subterranean Press, 2001.

"The Rest of the Wrong Thing," with Caitlin R. Kiernan, WRONG THINGS, Subterranean Press, 2001.

"The Freaks" (juvenilia), THE SPOOK #12, Aug/Sept. 2002.

"Bayou de la Mère," QUEER FEAR 2, ed. Michael Rowe, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002.

"The Heart of New Orleans," City Slab Magazine #1, October 2002.

"The Feast of St. Rosalie*," published as a chapbook by Subterranean Press, 2003.

*Subterranean Press does not allow direct linking. You'll need to navigate the site to find the book you're after.

"The Curious Case of Miss Violet Stone," co-written with David Ferguson, SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET, ed. Michael Reaves and John Pelan, Del Rey, 2003.

"The Devil of Delery Street," McSWEENEY'S ENCHANTED CHAMBER OF ASTONISHING STORIES, ed. Michael Chabon, Vintage, 2004.

"Crown of Thorns," available only as a Subterranean Press chapbook, 2005.

"The Working Slob's Prayer: Being A Night in the History of the Peychaud Grill," OUTSIDERS, ed. Nancy Holder & Nancy Kilpatrick, Roc, 2005.

"Wound Man and Horned Melon Go To Hell," DAMNED NATION, ed. Robert N. Lee and David T. Wilbanks, Hellbound Books, 2006.