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I'm a speculative fiction author who tends to write dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.

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- Abra Staffin-Wiebe*

* Pronounced "AWE-bruh STAFF-Inn WEE-bee," in case you were wondering!

What's New for 2018?

Upcoming Events and Appearances
New Releases
Recent Events and Appearances

Upcoming Events and Appearances

New Releases

October 2017

"Belongings," (reprint) appeared in Digital Fiction Publishing Corp's Killing It Softly 2 anthology, a collection of horror by female authors.

Update 1/25/2018: Killing It Softly 2 took 2nd place for Best Anthology in the Critters Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2017. Congrats to my fellow contributors!


Long ago and far away, the alabaster knife had held pride of place in a sunlit kitchen. Then came the death of the knife's owner, the inheritance, and the abusive neglect that scarred the alabaster handle and pitted the steel blade with speckles of rust. The knife endured, only to be passed along to the second-hand shop and the pawn shops. Then came the rubbish and the rag-picker and the bum and--finally!--the girl with small, cool hands who handed a couple of dollars to a bum, plucked the alabaster knife from his grimy hands, and carried it inside.


June 2017

"Miracle Material," (reprint) appears in Scary Dairy's Mother's Revenge anthology, a collection of eco-horror.

Update 1/25/2018: This anthology made it onto the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot for "Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection." Exciting!

When manufacturers think they've found the perfect material, it soon becomes more common than plastic. That's when the troubles start.

Coming Soon...

Feb/Mar 2018

"Ekaterina and the Firebird," (reprint) will appear in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Iridium Zine, which publishes intersectional genre fiction with a focus on QUILTBAG+ characters.


Only a thin sickle moon hung in the sky, but the apple orchard was lit as if by a golden harvest moon. Ahead of her, dancing fire flitted through the trees, illuminating the last hanging remnants of the apple harvest.


Publication Date TBD, likely 2018

"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.

All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.

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Recent Events and Appearances

I was at 4th Street Fantasy Convention and CONvergence this summer.

4th Street Fantasy Convention
June 16, 2017
Panel: Even in Byerly’s, You’re Not Out of the Woods
Fantasy fixed itself up a nice place in the city a few generations ago — is it still a comfortable tenant?

Panels: Soul of Wit, What to Do When They're Watching You, Pixar's Story Writing Rules

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