Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and other ferocious creatures in the wilds of Ohio while writing short stories, composing poetry, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in Flash Me magazine, Metro Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One‘ and ‘-Volume Two‘ anthologies, as well as Poetry Quarterly and Three Line Poetry. Her first book of poetry, Soul Picked Clean, published March 2019 by Crisis Chronicles Press.

Publishing History

July 2010

Flash Me magazine (issue #29)

— Doomed*

August 2010

The Best of Friday Flash: Volume One (anthology)

— A Hell of a Job (flash fiction)*

February 2012

Metro Fiction

— Dream Guy (short story)*

April 2012

Beyond Centauri

— Red Riding Hood Revised (flash fiction)*

May 2012

Twisted Tales (anthology from Raging Aardvark Publishing)

— Calico (flash fiction)*

October 2012

The Best of Friday Flash: Volume Two (anthology from eMergent Publishing)

– Femme Fatale (flash fiction)*

July 2016

Poetry Quarterly: Summer 2016

— “Windings” (poem)

Three Line Poetry: issue #38

— “tercet #3” (poem)

June 2017

Twisted Tales 2016: Flash Fiction with a Twist (anthology from Raging Aardvark)

–Mirror (flash ficton)


March 2019

Soul Picked Clean (poetry collection via Crisis Chronicles Press)

Relevant Links concerning book release:

Online Only Early purchase link via Amazon

Announcement and Preorders via Crisis Chronicles Press


May 2019

Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology: 50th Anniversary  (Poetry anthology from Writing Knights Press)

*The published flash stories previously appeared on my former Ganymeder blog, as well as the short story, “Dream Guy.”


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