A Handy List of My Writing on Medium

Nicole Willson
5 min readSep 27, 2016
Cover of Tidepool, Nicole’s debut novel coming from Parliament House Press in 2021. Cover design by Shayne Leighton.
The cover of my debut novel Tidepool, designed by Shayne Leighton.

Thanks for visiting! Below is a listing of my work on Medium and some information about my debut novel Tidepool. If you want to learn more about what I’m up to in my writing life, sign up for my mailing list and get a short story (never published anywhere) as a thank-you gift.

Tidepool: Now Available Everywhere!

My debut novel Tidepool came out from Parliament House Press in August 2021 and was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel and the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Debut. If you’re interested in Lovecraftian horror with a dash of American Horror Story, you’ll love Tidepool.

Hardback, paperback, eBook, and audiobook available from Amazon. Also available from most online bookstores.

Read more about it here!

My novella The Shadow Dancers of Brixton Hill is coming out from Cemetery Gates Media in summer 2023. More information as I get it.

The Weekly Knob Presents Writer Nicole Willson in Author’s Gold

The Weekly Knob’s editors were kind enough to ask me to write a little about myself and five of my favorite Knob stories; read all about it here.

50-Word Horror Stories (A 52-Week Challenge from the Writing Cooperative)

I made this into its own publication because this list page is getting crazy long. Read and/or follow here.

Selected Short Fiction for the Hinged.press (formerly The Weekly Knob) Prompt Challenge (Or Just Because)

(I’m in the process of changing these URLs over to Hinged.press, the new home of the publication formerly known as The Weekly Knob. Thanks for your patience.)

Turn All Things to Honey (Prompt: Honey)
The Elimination Round (Prompt: Rice)
Forever in Blue Jeans (Prompt: Jeans)
Mr. Griswold’s Dreadful Things (Prompt: Prank)
How to Get A Head in Death (Prompt: Necktie)
Lighter Than Air (Prompt: Blimp)
Every Home Should Have One (Prompt: Dragon)
We’ll Take a Cup o’ Kindness Yet (Smell ya later, 2020)
Send in the Clown (Prompt: Red Nose)
The World Spinner (Prompt: Plate)
Ding Dong Ditch (Prompt: Doorbell)
The Rogues’ Tea Party (Prompt: Bookmark)
Chained Melody (Prompt: Chain)
The Devil’s Fingers (Prompt: Banana)
Escape Velocity (Prompt: Swings)
It Never Sleeps (Prompt: Rust)
Made of Meat, Made of Tin (Prompt: Staples)
Your Friend ’Til the End (Prompt: Teddy Bear) (Narrated by Nicole for The Weekly Knob’s YouTube channel)
I Melt With You (Prompt: Fire)
Meeting the Mother-in-Law (Prompt: Water)
Fresh Air (Prompt: Air)
The Callback (Prompt: Conch Shell)
Last Supper (Prompt: Dinner Party)
Going, Going, Gone (Prompt: Eraser)
Stick (Prompt: Enamel Pin)
Why Can’t I Be You? (Prompt: Mixtape)
Gramma’s Teeth (Prompt: Dentures)
Turn Me On, Dead Man (Prompt: Batteries) (Power Prompt winner!)
True Tales to Tell (Prompt: Meat Hook)
The Bloody Bride (Trope: Ax-Crazy)
Odor of Chrysanthemums (Written for Chalkboard’s Write or Die challenge)
The Greatest Trick of All (Prompt: Handcuffs)
Jarred Alive (Prompt: Mason Jar)
Priceless (Prompt: Barbie Doll)
The Good Townspeople (Prompt: Rope)
I Can Help (Prompt: Nail Clippers)
The Dreadful Bargain (Prompt: Fountain)
Who Steals My Purse Steals Trash (Prompt: Wallet)
Rabbit, Rabbit (Prompt: Chocolate Egg)
Drinking the Devil Under the Table (Prompt: Beer)
The Masterpiece (Prompt: Painting)
Killing Time in Room 309 (Prompt: Shower Curtain)
The Amazing True Story of Mary Lincoln’s Teapot (Prompt: Teapot)
Sharp-Dressed Man (Prompt: Bow Tie)
The Good Listener (Prompt: Rotary Dial Phone)
Winston Porter on the Ropes (Prompt: Jump Rope)
The Oak Street Coffee-and-Chainsaws Club (Prompt: Chainsaw)
Meat (Prompt: Spiderweb)
The Night Watchman (Prompt: Flashlight)
Riddle Me This (Prompt: Dixie (Paper) Cup)
Winston Porter’s Heir Apparent (Prompt: Sunglasses)
Sticker Shock (Prompt: Price Tag)
One Man’s Trash (Prompt: Shopping Cart)
The Fish Out of Water (Prompt: Aquarium)
Dancing to Wake the Dead (Prompt: Tap Shoes)
Mr. Bent’s Strange Talent (Prompt: Measuring Tape)
If Wishes Were Motorcycles (Prompt: The photo in the story. Written for the Throw Down Challenge.)
Winston Porter Gets Played for a Fool
(Prompt: Xylophone)
The Case of the Very Grating Roommate (Prompt: Cheese Grater)
A Time to Come Clean (Prompt: Soap)
The Bendy People (Prompt: Twist Tie)
Ball of Confusion (Prompt: Saran Wrap)
Your Friend ’Til the End (Prompt: Teddy Bear)
Winston Porter Kicks the Bucket (Prompt: Bucket)
Accept No Substitutes (Prompt: Artificial Plant)
Trust Issues (Prompt: Valentine’s Card. Written for the Knob’s Members-Only Valentine’s Day Issue.)
Arc of Iron (Prompt: Dumbbell)
Doctor’s Orders (Prompt: Tire Iron)
The Great Dust-Up (Prompt: Feather Duster)
Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot
New Year’s Day (Prompt: Screwdriver)
The Gingerbread Woman (Prompt: Gingerbread)
Old Eunice (Prompt: Bobby Pin)
A Little Girl and a Big Guitar (Prompt: Guitar)
Transparency (Prompt: Scotch Tape)
The Lady or the Tower (Prompt: Hair Brush)
Sarah the Spy (Prompt: Notebook)
Welcome to the Neighborhood (Prompt: Extension Cord)
Rivers of Red (Prompt: Doorknob. Written for the Weekly Knob’s Scary Story edition.)
The Cut Direct (Prompt: Scissors)
Winston Porter Rolls the Dice (Prompt: Dice)
The Balloon on the Train (Prompt: Balloon)
Birthday Girl (Prompt: Candle)
Button, Button (Prompt: Button)
The Unwanted Gift (Prompt: Mirror)
The One Who Hides the Weapons (Prompt: Fly Swatter)
Winston Porter Loses His Marbles (Prompt: Marbles)
You May Already Be A Winner (Prompt: Junk Mail)