Emily Linstrom



The Sin Eater Sings Blue Hawaii
A macabre tale inspired by equal parts American gothic + Midwestern ghost towns + a late friend's account of a very real serial killer grandfather. Available now for...
A two-truths-and-a-lie satire concerning lifestyle blogs, elite interior magazines, two con artists, and the necessary acquiring of things.
Black Blizzard
My award -winning short story about a Depression-era dustbowl family, and the many ways magic can be twisted to corrupt or cope.
They say she is the soul of all wasted women: beautiful and barren, she is the suicide of winter, the white bone buried beneath the seedling; a strange and dangerous tree...
A tale about a family of monstrous immortals squatting in "a part of London even London has no recollection of..."
No more little mermaids.
What were faerie tales but the earliest birds and bees talk?

Poetry/Prose (Mobile reading not recommended, best viewed on desktop)

Oops! I Dropped The Lemon Tart
Inspired by Massimo Bottura's famous dessert
The Traits You Take
​Somewhere in your ancestral villa lives a woman who slices persimmons like she was born to handle knives and babies
Photo Tale: Ash Birthday
Birthday musings, witchy images.
Notes From My Travels + 2 Poems
Poems and reflections from my summer in Italy & Greece
Poem: "Oracle"
Once I inhabited my body like a Trojan horse...
Emily Linstrom: Special Feature
1 year anniversary of my Featured Poet pieces on seduction, loss, women, and Castro's Cuba.
"my language like the knife that slices the oyster, savoring the gore as much— if not more— than the delicacy of meat"
Poem: Flight For Valeri
Written in thanks for a year of shipwrecks + wonders
Every Curve is a Word
Tapping me like a keg marked "Woman"
Poem: Only Aria
Two Poems
Latin lovers and childhood remnants
We are such stuff as dreams are made on---are dreams, therefore, the stuff of us?
Cretan Love Letter
A decade ago, a different Greece.
Two Poems
One about a brother who died before I was born, but had he lived I’d not be here; the other about the mysteries of suburban women.
Issue No. 11, Winter 2014
"Heirloom," in memory of my grandmother
Blonde Bronte
I carved out my flesh with breast-cupped shells, pressed until the blood mixed with the spit, till I perspired pearls and rose like Venus through all your girls, the trapdoor in...


Happy 20th Anniversary, Titanic: Thanks for Introducing Me to Big Screen Body Shaming
It turned out the response to Winslet’s nudity was only half the rude awakening.
High Spirits: A Bit O'Childhood Nostalgia
It's a universal truth that the movies you loved as a kid don't always grow up with you. Conversely, it's a universal smack of awesome when they actually get better with...
Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Review of "By The Sea"
A handful of years ago I worked with a vocalist who met Angelina Jolie-Pitt while touring. She more or less said what most people who encounter the starlet report: that she's...

Mixed Media

"Erlking" is a modern-day interpretation of the darkly seductive Erlkönig, featured throughout folklore and most famously in Goethe's poem and Schubert's musical interpretation....

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