Category: Publication

  • “Now and Then and Back Again: A Play of Three Acts”: The Chorochronos Archives

    “Now and Then and Back Again: A Play of Three Acts”: The Chorochronos Archives

    In 2017, I started writing-and-finishing things after a pretty long break (and, a couple years later, started submitting some of them). 2017 was a bad time for politics in the United States, and it just kept getting worse. (No, I did not think it would end with hundreds of thousands of excess pandemic deaths and […]

  • “Coffin Bell”: The NoSleep Podcast

    “Coffin Bell”: The NoSleep Podcast

    My micro story “Coffin Bell” is part of Suddenly Shocking Vol. 13, a bonus episode of The NoSleep Podcast. It’s available to Season 15 pass holders. This story’s a reprint nobody read: I originally published it on my Patreon, back when I thought I might do something with Patreon. (I mostly posted pictures of flowers […]

  • Little Blue Marble 2020: Greener Futures

    Little Blue Marble 2020: Greener Futures

    The fourth annual Little Blue Marble anthology is out now. It collects stories published during 2020, including my own “Digital Pyre.” Proceeds help keep the webzine up, running, and paying pro rates. The print edition ships soon; the digital version is available almost instantaneously. Pick up a copy at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble or […]

  • “Purple Lizard Skin”: Wyldblood

    “Purple Lizard Skin”: Wyldblood

    I neglected to post last week, but my SF story “Purple Lizard Skin” was Wyldblood‘s Friday Flash and is free to read on the site. It’s the first time this byline’s appeared in a publication based outside of North America. That doesn’t much matter when so much of short fiction publishing is online, but is […]

  • “Changeling”: Corvid Queen

    “Changeling”: Corvid Queen

    My short story “Changeling” is now available to read in Corvid Queen. The concept of changelings is fertile ground for fiction. It’s a way to discuss loss, theft, disability, and deception, prompting characters to question their own perceptions or belonging. In my short tale, I wanted to bring in adoption (an emotionally fraught process even […]

  • “5:37”: Translunar Travelers Lounge

    “5:37”: Translunar Travelers Lounge

    Issue Three of Translunar Travelers Lounge went live on August 15. In addition to the free-to-read online format, it’s also available as an ebook from Amazon. My short story “5:37” is on the menu (one of four Jasmine Luna Blends, “subtle in scent and sweet in flavor”). The story’s basic concept is a decades-old joke […]

  • “Digital Pyre”: Little Blue Marble

    “Digital Pyre”: Little Blue Marble

    “Digital Pyre” is online at Little Blue Marble. I used to be an archivist; some of my work involved digitizing materials. There are constant sighs (or screams) within the field at the assumption that archivists should digitize everything. Professionally speaking, throwing things away is an important function. We’re living in an era of ubiquitous information. […]

  • “Shared Space”: Community of Magic Pens

    “Shared Space”: Community of Magic Pens

    Today is the official publication date of Community of Magic Pens. You can find the anthology at various retailers—Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo, etc.—or buy direct from the publisher, Atthis Arts. This project has been a delight. I was charmed when I saw the Kickstarter. A lot of the stories kicking around in my head have trended […]

  • Anthology release day

    Anthology release day

    Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem is now officially available, in trade paperback and ebook formats, from the usual bookseller suspects. (The publisher’s page has links.) The book includes my story “Like Gold Upon Her Tongue.” I spent part of the afternoon curled up reading and enjoying other people’s stories, so if you are in […]

  • “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    Daily Science Fiction‘s featured story for today is “Kill Switch.” Check it out if you’re in the mood for a flash tale of biotechnology, professionalism, and evil.