SOMETHING DEAD IN EVERYTHING is a collection of flash fiction that explores the intricacies, intimacies, and strangeness of grief, in whatever form it may take; in it the reader is weaved into the fabric of everything and nothing at once—unsettling, dark truths meet the numbness we will all come to understand one day.
"Stabile weaves together multiple vignettes with perfect articulation. Nothing is out of place, and everything packs a punch. The opening story, To Wash and Dry a Vessel, is an absolute banger that I will remember every time I clutch my morning coffee to my chest." —Tiffany Meuret, author of Little Bird
"I could never have imagined a collection of stories so delightful about death! A girl with a mean stepfather composes a dream list of ways he might perish. A mother’s ghost fills a Sudoku grid with 911s. A dead baker takes new form as a vengeful gingerbread man. Stabile’s lively macabre inventions enchanted me with their comic hauntings and thrilling rage." —Polly Rosenwaike, author of Look How Happy I'm Making You: Stories
Lannie Stabile (she/her), a queer Detroiter, is the winner of OutWrite's 2020 Chapbook Competition in Poetry and a back-to-back semifinalist for the Button Poetry Chapbook Contest. Lannie was also named a 2020 Best of the Net finalist. Her debut poetry full-length, Good Morning to Everyone Except Men Who Name Their Dogs Zeus, was published in 2021 by Cephalopress. Find her on Twitter @LannieStabile or @NotALitMag, where she throws random writing contests and open mics.