Welcome to:

Let’s escape this world for a better one.

Realms of Roush is the home for speculative fiction and creative essays that explore the realms of human experience.

All Subscribers Receive One of the Following Per Month:

  1. A Science Fiction or Fantasy short story.

  2. A Creative Essay.

Let’s Break it Down

You will either receive a short story or a creative essay once a month.

Every story will truly be short (no more than 3000 words) and have an audio version. Stories more than 3K words will be serialized.

You can listen to the audio through the newsletter or by subscribing to my podcast on Apple or Spotify.

Short Stories

All short stories are speculative fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, and everything in between.

Need a taster? Check out these puppies:

Creative Essays

Creative Essays will be non-fiction stories from my life. I tend to have a humorous and poetic perspective on everything. Here’s an example from my travel newsletter.

About Zach Roush

a man stands in front of cactuses and greenery with a smile and arms crossed - a nice picture

I’ve been writing non-stop since 2014 at Pepperdine’s newspaper. Since then, I’ve spent years copywriting for websites, blogs, and the rest. When my soul was nearly sucked dry by the SEO overlords, I got serious about my creative writing.

I co-started a writers group that’s been meeting for over two years, finished a novel, started a few more, and have racked up DOZENS of rejections for short stories and my YA novel (soon to be serialized AND on Kindle).

Through every word I’m writing, I’m on a journey exploring the many realms of human experience.

Hence, Realms of Roush.

Subscribe to Realms of Roush

Explore new realms in sci-fi and fantasy. Get short stories and reviews right in your inbox by subscribing today.


Zachary Roush

writer. aspiring renaissance man. Escape to new realms once a month with Realms of Roush. Find meaning in the little things with Slice of Poetry. Or follow my wife and I as we travel to Viet Nam and beyond!