Throwback Thursday |An ON FIRE Excerpt: “The Clearing” by K.N. Johnson

We gathered on summer nights electric with the spectacle of storms, the promise of charred messages from the gods. The wind lifted our feet from the ground as we raced through the musty woods. Small branches snapped, green leaves sacrificed to pad our muddy path. At the clearing, trees stood back, and all knew to hush, to press lips…

Xylomancy: Reading the Future in Wood by K.N Johnson

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from K.N. Johnson, author of “The Clearing,” which will be featured in the upcoming anthology ON FIRE set for release on 12.01.17. In my story “The Clearing,” Elka and her fellow townspeople participate in a ceremony seeking messages from the gods. When a big lightning storm brews, they gather wood,…

K.N. Johnson, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In K.N. Johnson’s “The Clearing,” Elka tries to sway the gods and gets more than she expected. How do you research your stories? I read a lot and in…