A. W. Gifford

Warping minds, one reader at a time

I am an internationally unknown author who gets many of my story ideas from the nightmares of my wife, Jennifer.  She too is an author of dark fiction, but she refuses to write her own nightmares as she fears doing so will make them come true.  Story ideas also come to me from my dogs, the dust bunnies under the bed and one very helpful garden gnome.

I am an editor at BĂȘte Noire Magazine and Dark Opus Press and  my work has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and was once spotted stalking the woods of the Pacific Northwest.

I, on the other hand, can be found stalking the woods in the northern suburbs of Detroit, while my wife and daughter huddle in the warmth of the house with our two dogs and the aforementioned dust bunnies.





"Dear Father," Escape Velocity                  November, 2007, Mad Scientist Journal, January, 2013

"A Watched Pot" Eveyday Weirdness,             January, 2009 www.everydayweirdness.com/e/20090131/

"Too Dark" Flashshots, July 2009

"Severance" Short, Fast and Deadly, Issue 29 http://www.shortfastanddeadly.com/

"Ashes to Ashes" Daily Flash 2011: 365 Days of Flash Fiction, December, 2010

"No Room in Hell" Seedpod, January 1, 2011

"Funhouse Mirror" Bete Noire Issue #3, April 2011

"Until the Heart Betrays" In Poe's Shadow, October, 2011

"Beautiful Murder" Seedpod, January 27,  2012

"In the Gloaming" Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, June 2014 https://dunesteef.com/2014/06/04/episode-159-twsc-in-the-gloaming-by-a-w-gifford/

"For Once I Woke" Bete Noire Issue #17, October  2014

"Character Driven" Literary Hatchet Issue #13, December, 2015

In the Hour of My Death, Infective Ink, March 2016 http://infectiveink.com/?p=2223

"Hope on the Rocks" Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, May, 2016 https://dunesteef.com/2016/05/15/episode-181-hope-on-the-rocks-by-aw-gifford/hope/