Asa Maria Bradley

Short Stories & Essays

I make a lot of short stories that tie into my full-length books available to my newsletter subscribers. If you’d like to read those, head over to my subscription page. Below is a list of stand-alone published shorter pieces.

Every summer, The Spokesman Review runs a short-story summer fiction series by local authors. I read the series every year because it is an amazing showcase of literary talent, so imagine my joy when I was invited to participate the summer of 2017. The theme was “The River” and you can read my story, Flow, for free online. Actually, you should read all the stories, current and past year’s, because they are fantastic and inspiring.


My short story Deadly Kin was included in  WEIRD SISTERS: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3. This collection of poetry, fiction, comics, and short stories all inspired by the theme, “Weird Sisters,” supports Spokane’s amazing community center Spark Central. I was honored to be invited to participate in the kick-off event for the publication of the anthology, Weird Sisters: A night of local poetry, stories, and music. Participants included Seattle’s Elissa Washuta, Portland’s Alexis M. Smith, Missoula’s Henrietta Goodman, and a host of Spokane authors: Elissa Ball, Asa Maria Bradley (me!), Leyna Krow, Claire McQuerry, Kate Peterson, and Kat Smith.

The anthology is available in local bookstores around Spokane and through Scablands Books.



My essay Solace in Silence was included in RAILTOWN ALMANAC: a Spokane prose anthology.

From the editors: Railtown Almanac celebrates the incredible wealth of talent in the Spokane area. Collecting the work of writers ranging from established award-winners to talented middle-schoolers, this anthology will serve as a way-marker in the rich history of the Spokane writing community. Featuring short fiction and essays by Kris Dinnison, Sam Ligon, Shann Ray, Sharma Shields, Rachel Toor, Nance Van Winckel, and others. There are 36 contributors total and the book is available through Sage Hill Press only.

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Female Nomad and FriendsMy essay Thanksgiving: A Different Perspective was included in the Three River Press collection FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World, edited by Rita Golden Gelman.

The authors are donating the royalties to fund scholarships for Delhi slum kids who graduate from high school but don’t have the funds to continue their education. Read the intro to the book, which includes a fabulous recipe for Curried Carrot Soup, on Random House’s website.

Available from these retailers:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Books-A-Million | Kobo


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