Short Stories

Mere Joyce is a writer of short stories for all ages, as well as longer pieces for YA and MG audiences. Find out more about her short stories here!

(Note: Short Story Collections are geared towards YA or adult audiences)

The ANNEthology

Join authors from across Canada as they re-imagine L.M. Montgomery’s classic character. Coming Spring 2024 from Acorn Press.

Tales from the Lake Vol. 3

Dive into the deep end of the lake with 19 tales of terror, selected by Monique Snyman.

Tales froTalesfromthelake3m the Lake Vol. 3 features ghosts, monsters, assassins, alternate dimensions, creatures from the deepest depths and the darkest parts of the universe.

Join “Maybelle” by Mere Joyce in a world where books become real enough to cause both pleasure and pain. Avoid the sounds of “The Cruel” by Harper Hull, lest you want to come to a terrifying end. Travel across the world to see what terrors lurk in an abandoned hospital with “Hush” by Sergio Pereira.

This non-themed horror anthology is filled with suspenseful stories, terrifying thrillers, tragic tales, mystifying mysteries, and memorable adventures that will leave you wanting more. Let these modern urban legends prickle your imagination, share it around a campfire, and revel in the magic of Crystal Lake’s exceptional authors.

Featuring Mere’s story “Maybelle”


Hauntings An Anthology

An anthology of new fiction, edited by Hannah Kate

A memory, a spectre, a feeling of regret, a sense of déjà vu, ghosts, machines, something you can’t quite put your finger on, a dark double, the long shadow of illness, your past, a nation’s past, your doppelgänger, a place, a song, a half-remembered rhyme, guilt, trauma, doubt, a shape at the corner of your eye, the future, the dead, the undead, the living, a grey cat, a black dog, a ticking clock, someone you used to know, someone you used to be. We are all haunted.

Featuring Mere’s story “Moon Child”

– Selected for Editor Ellen Datlow’s Full Rec List of Best Horror of the Year, 2014


Short Sharp Shocks Vol 1: Amok!

 amok (also amuck) adv.

1. In a frenzy to do violence or kill;
2. In or into a jumbled or confused state;
3. In or into an uncontrolled state or a state of extreme activity.

Featuring Mere’s story “Shake Loose the Bonds of Death”