Stories and Poems
Tori Eldridge in Anthologies and Magazines
Essays by Asian Women in Horror
From hungry ghosts, vampiric babies, and shapeshifting fox spirits to the avenging White Lady of urban legend, for generations, Asian women’s roles have been shaped and defined through myth and story. In Unquiet Spirits, Asian writers of horror reflect on the impact of superstition, spirits, and the supernatural in this unique collection of 21 personal essays exploring themes of otherness, identity, expectation, duty, and loss, and leading, ultimately, to understanding and empowerment.
Tori adds insights from her own Chinese ancestry and ninja training to her academic reflections on female ninja and the journey of Asian women’s empowerment in her personal essay, “The Agency of Modern Kunoichi: The Women of Ninja Stealth and Perseverance.”
Crime Hits Home
A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors
Everyone comes from someplace. Everyone has somewhere they feel safe. But even in these safest of places, sometimes…crime hits home. In this volume, MWA brings together some of today’s biggest crime writers—and some of our most exciting new talents—to consider this question. Each writer has defined home as they see fit: a place, a group, a feeling. The crime can come from without or within. What happens when crime hits home?
In Tori’s Native Hawaiian short story, “Missing on Kaua‘i,” Makalani Pahukula comes home for her grandmother’s 85th birthday and finds two of her cousins missing, one of them accused, and her beloved ‘ohana at each other’s throats.
Weird Tales Magazine #363
The Return of the Magazine that Never Dies
Weird Tales Magazine continues a 95-year commitment to dark fantasy with this illustrated collection of new short fiction from masters of the craft. Featuring stories and poems by Victor LaValle, Josh Malerman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lisa Morton, Jonathan Maberry, Hank Schwaeble, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Jeff Wong, Tori Eldridge, and Marc Bilgrey
Tori Eldridge’s narrative poem, “Amelia Delia Lee,” tells a weird and quirky tale of obsession in this inaugural reboot.
Never Fear: The Apocalypse
William F. Nolan, Mathew Costello, Ron Goulart, and F.Paul Wilson headline this collection of apocalyptic tales from eighteen bestselling and award-winning authors. Each tale involves catastrophic occurrences, destruction, and a disturbing look at what could happen at the end of the world.
Tori’s story, Resistant, is set in an age of antimicrobial resistance where an impressionable young doctor risks all to follow a dangerous trail.
Never Fear: The Tarot
Twenty-six award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors 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 its traits were the only inspiration the authors had to draw upon as they crafted their tale.
Tori’s short story “Ace of Wands” is as horrifying tale of violence and occult set in paradise, shortly after the infamous Bali massacres.
Running Wild Anthology of Stories Volume 2
Over twenty stories from multiple genres to make your heart race and your imagination run wild. The stories span oceans, starscapes, lifetimes, and generations from authors gathered from across the United States and Canada.
Tori’s story, Life After Breath, is a supernatural underwater suspense set along the eerie Malibu coast. Love, loss, horror, and redemption. Anything can happen when the fog rolls in.
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
Read the 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.