This blog chronicles the triumphs and trials of fiction writer Darius Jones.

I write literary speculative fiction and historical fiction. I think the division between “literary fiction,” on the one hand, and “speculative fiction” on the other, is false, misleading, and damaging. Fiction is one. So, I group them together. Besides, isn’t any decent work of speculative fiction also literary?

If I had to answer the question: “But what sort of speculative fiction do you write?” I would answer: Weird Fiction or Cosmic Horror. That is, fiction set in worlds like ours, but that is a little… “off.” Think: The Twilight Zone or Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.

My intent in all of this is not to provide a refuge from the world or escapism. It’s not to take people out of this world. Rather, it’s to drive them deeper into it. To show them a glimpse of something more real than they ever imagined. Because that’s the strangest thing of all…Don’t you think?

When it comes to historical fiction, there are certain places and times I feel drawn to again and again. Those include medieval Muslim Spain (al-Andalus) and the ancient Middle East. I also have a keen interest in all things Russian (long, long story).

For a flavor of what I write, here’s a list of works I have published:

For what I’m working on now, see my Works in Progress.

I am also an Affiliate Member of the Horror Writers Association and an Associate Member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Both organizations do a great job of representing and supporting writers in these genres. I highly recommend memberships if you yourself are getting serious about this writing thing!

You can also find me on:

  • Twitter: @DariusJonesWrit. This is the best place to keep up with my day-to-day progress. I Tweet each time I write, edit or publish a new story. I also Tweet on literary topics or anything that moves me.
  • Instagram: dariusjoneswrit. I have no idea why someone would want to view images from a writer, but, hey, it’s here if you want to check it out!
  • Amazon: At amazon.com/author/dariusjones you can buy my stories and books in digital format.
  • Goodreads: You can find me at Darius Jones.

As for me, there’s not much to tell…Not yet, maybe not ever. Let’s just say I write fiction whenever I get a chance.


PS: That photo on the blog header is from the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in New Mexico.

[UPDATED: April 2022]

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