Tag: fantasy

  • “When Mastered, a Graceful Accomplishment”

    “When Mastered, a Graceful Accomplishment”

    Bicycles & Broomsticks, the ninth volume in Elly Blue’s Bikes in Space series, is now out in the world. (You can buy the paperback or ebook direct from the publisher or your favored retailer.) I’m very proud that my historical fantasy “When Mastered, a Graceful Accomplishment” is part of the table of contents. I had […]

  • #Bookmail from Microcosm

    #Bookmail from Microcosm

    I received my contributor copies of Bicycles & Broomsticks today. I had fun slicing packing tape but did not make an unboxing video because a) I could not be arsed and b) media mail doesn’t make for terribly exciting viewing (but mostly a). I did snap a few pictures, however. It’s a nice looking book […]

  • “Harriers”

    “Harriers”

    The Dire Dark is out today, the latest in Shacklebound’s series of flash fiction anthologies. My story about werewolves in a military company is what happens when you start a story too soon, then decide that the opening bit works just fine as a little standalone (and are lucky to find an editor who agrees). […]

  • Kickstart Bicycles & Broomsticks

    Kickstart Bicycles & Broomsticks

    Bicycles & Broomsticks is the latest entry in Microcosm’s Bikes in Space series of anthologies. As in the previous volumes, these stories share the themes of bikes and feminism; but this time, the secret ingredient is witchcraft. My story is set in 1890s London at the intersection of middle-class bicycling, Egyptology, occult societies, solitary magical […]

  • “Bones Placed in Apposition”

    “Bones Placed in Apposition”

    My short story “Bones Placed in Apposition” is available in the Summer issue of Underland Arcana. It’s free to read online, or you can buy it as an ebook or softcover. Issue 7 also includes stories by Scott Edelman, W. T. Paterson, Ben Curl, Mike Robinson, Eric Witchey, D. Thea Baldrick, and Mattia Ravasi. Some […]

  • “On the Beach”

    “On the Beach”

    My short tale of grief, climate change, and selkies is live on the Wyldblood website. I’ve always liked the idea of a selkie (or similar fae creature) hitting the spousal jackpot; but it’s hard to be completely optimistic in the current (literal and figurative) climate.

  • The obligatory awards post

    The obligatory awards post

    As 2020 slouches toward its end, authors pause their doomscrolling and conscientiously abandon their works in progress for a few moments (note: this is career-related, and therefore absolutely entirely nothing at all like procrastination). They assemble links, quash their self-consciousness, and hurl self-promoting posts into the aether before diving under a blanket. It just so […]

  • “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 […]