Stories and Poems
Tori Eldridge in Anthologies and Magazines
Weird Tales Magazine #363
The Return of the Magazine that Never Dies
Prophetic tales of dark fantasy, cosmic horror, supernatural revenge, and the sorcery of terror.
Tori Eldridge’s narrative poem, “Amelia Delia Lee,” tells a weird and quirky tale of obsession in this inaugural reboot. Weird Tales Magazine continues a 95-year commitment to dark fantasy with this illustrated collection of new short fiction from masters of the craft.
Up from Slavery by Victor LaValle – Illustrated by E.M Gist
By Post by Josh Malerman – Illustrated by Jeremy Wilson
I.O.U. by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Illustrated by Brian Hendrickson
Payday by Hank Schwaeble – Illustrated by Zoe Connor
A Housekeeper’s Revenge by Lisa Morton – Illustrated by John Cebollero
The Shadows beneath the Stone by Jonathan Maberry – Illustrated by Colton Worley
With poems and flash by:
Stephanie M. Wytovich, Jeff Wong, Tori Eldridge, and Marc Bilgrey
“This poem had everything: comedy, a full story, and it ended in a way that there is no doubt about it, it’s a weird fiction poem… Wytovich and Eldridge have certainly set the bar for what to expect from future poets – a white noise of creepy macabre with subtle hints of horrible beauty.” —Dead Head Reviews
Never Fear: The Apocalypse
Never Fear: The Apocalypse Is a Spine-Tingling Collection
William F. Nolan, Mathew Costello, and Ron Goulart headline this collection of apocalyptic tales. Tori’s story, Resistant, is set in an age of antimicrobial resistance where an impressionable young doctor risks all to follow a dangerous trail.
There were 18 authors, bestsellers and award-winners, who came together to contribute their unique vision of the apocalypse. Each tale involves catastrophic occurrences, destruction, and a disturbing look at what could happen at the end of the world.
“Un-put-down-able! Tori Eldridge blends deadly viruses, America, and a psychotic conspiracy group into a dystopian horror show so addicting I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Dr. Kallie Anderson, the fiery heart of this tale, can save us from this germ-drenched doom—but only if she can survive the onslaught of conspirators who know she’s discovered the truth.” —Bestselling author Shane Gericke, The Fury
Never Fear: The Tarot
Never Fear: The Tarot Will Grab Your Soul
Award-winning and New York Times’ bestselling authors combine their talents to deal out twenty-six dark tales influenced by the Tarot. Tori’s short story “Ace of Wands” is as horrifying tale of violence and occult set in paradise, shortly after the infamous Bali massacres.
Each author drew a card from a shuffled deck which included the 22 cards of the Major Arcana and the four aces of the Minor Arcana. The tarot card and it’s traits were the only inspiration the authors had to draw upon as they crafted their tale. The result is this ground-breaking anthology featuring stories from many acclaimed authors.
“Ace of Wands, by Tori Eldridge, brings you inside an immersive, dark, magical world you won’t soon forget. This is detailed, rich storytelling that left me wanting to explore more long after I’d reached its end.” —John Palisano, Bram Stoker-Winning author of Ghost Heart and Dust of the Dead
“The book has an entertaining theme that loosely binds the stories. The variety is a huge attraction. I particularly enjoyed the Ace of Wands story by Tori Eldridge. Wonderful characters and immersion in the location!” —Kim Stahl, Amazon five-star review
Running Wild Anthology of Books Volume 2
Running Wild Makes Your Heart Race
Includes over twenty stories that will make your heart race, make you joyful, fearful, thrilled, inspired, and horrified. Tori’s story, Life After Breath, is a supernatural underwater suspense set along the eerie Malibu coast. Love, loss, horror, redemption: Anything can happen when the fog rolls in!
The stories span oceans, starscapes, lifetimes, and generations. The team even threw in a fun-loving Pirate tale that ends in the fashion of Shakespeare’s time. Each one will make your imagination run wild with authors gathered from across the United States and Canada.
“Life After Breath is a wonderful story that wraps around you and pulls you in, much like the heart of the sea itself.” – Yvonne Navarro, Bram Stoker Award winning author of HIGH BORN.
“Life After Breath is a beautiful story. It’s well-crafted and heartfelt. Truly inspiring.” – Kate Jonez, dark fiction author and chief editor of Bram Stoker Award winning Omnium Gatherum press.
A charity anthology to fight COVID-19
Surviving Tomorrow is a collection of 29 stories about survivors
by writers like Neil Gaiman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Cory Doctorow,
Robert Silverberg, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Andrew Mayne,
Scott Sigler, Orson Scott Card, Alan Dean Foster, A.C. Crispin, and more.
All profits go to providing COVID-19 tests directly to the front lines of this crisis.
In Tori’s short story “Empty Nest,” a mother missing her sons battles a landslide of trouble as she claws her way to renewed purpose and marriage.
Suspense Magazine Best of 2014 Issue
Inspiration for the Lily Wong Book Series!
Before Tori’s acclaimed debut novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, there was the thrilling short story “Call Me Dumpling.” Read it for free on page four of Suspense Magazine Best of 2014 issue.
“Tori Eldridge’s debut short story of raw-edged emotion and retribution will resonate long after you turn the final page.” -Thomas F. Monteleone, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Blood of the Lamb
“Disturbing, entertaining, satisfying!” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author
“Intelligent. Powerful. Titillating.” -Sandra Brannan, author of the Liv Bergen Mystery Series.
“A mind race to the finish!”-Susan Wingate, #1 Amazon bestselling author of The Deer Effect
“Wonderful narrative noir a la Chelsea Cain and Gillian Flynn.” -Jon Land, award winning author of the Caitlin Strong Novels