Writer of the Dark, the Difficult, & the Inexplicable

Another world is seeping into our own. Encounter the uncanny, the apocalyptic, and the heartbreaking in poems and short stories by Richard Leis.

Covers of books and magazines that include Richard Leis's writing, set next to each other in the background

Recent Publications

You discover everything around you is falling apart and breaking down, and then, so are you. The fraught relationship between parents and children. An unexpected escape opens up in the garage.

List of poets in Issue 11 of Impossible Archetype, to be released on 31 March 2022

“ad perficiendum”

Impossible Archetype
no. 11
31 Mar 2022

Adult Children anthology book cover against text background

“Pangaea Proxima,” “Panthalassa,” & “Juniper Tree, Boy and Bird”

Adult Children: Being One, Having One & What Goes In-Between
Wising Up Press
01 Jan 2022

“From Them Prostrate I Flee”

Stories We Tell After Midnight 3
Crone Girls Press
30 Oct 2021

Writing in Progress

Richard is writing a solicited short story in May. He completed brainstorming and a brief outline, then started a first draft on May 1st. The goal is 6000 words, writing 500 words a day until the first draft is completed, followed by revisions.

Wrote 5173 of 5173 words of first draft as of 05 May 2022
Second draft: edited 2 of 18 page as of 10 May 2022

And Coming Soon…

Apocalypses are personal and “ad perficiendum” was only the beginning.

Two new speculative poems.

One award-winning SF magazine.