Tag: flash fiction

  • “Lakeside”

    “Lakeside”

    Issue 9 of Underland Arcana is now available and I’m pleased that my short story “Lakeside” is included. I wrote the first draft of this story for an annual flash fiction writing contest; one of the prompts involved camping. For personal reasons, I was very happy about this. My family was in the process of…

  • “Used Armor Smell” reprinted

    “Used Armor Smell” reprinted

    My flash story about rugged battle armor and its less rugged wearer has been reprinted in the military science fiction webzine Bullet Points. I’m pleased the story is available to read for free (it appeared last year in the anthology Dread Space and was a nominee for the Brave New Weird Award).

  • The Brave New Weird shortlist

    The Brave New Weird shortlist

    The awesome folks at Tenebrous Press are kicking off a new award anthology showcasing new weird horror. (What is “new weird horror”? Matt and Alex call it “a Horror subgenre focused on progress, creatively capturing themes and questions that bleed into fiction straight from the modern reader’s life and future. It acts as a challenge…

  • Award eligibility post, 2022 edition

    Award eligibility post, 2022 edition

    It’s that time of year again. 2022 is winding down and it’s time to flog award-eligible work—or at least make a note of it in one handy place. So if you’re reading with an eye to nominating for the Hugos, Nebulas, Stokers, Locus, etc., etc., here is a list of my published stories in order…

  • “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).…

  • “Detox”

    “Detox”

    I have a little tale of addiction recovery or living with a disability in Martian Issue 6. (One of the fun things about drabbles is that they’re so short they really highlight how the reader is an active participant in creating the story. There’s just not space to spell everything out.) You can buy the…

  • “Used Armor Smell”

    “Used Armor Smell”

    Today you can pick up a copy of Dread Space, an anthology of flash length dark military science fiction stories. My story “Used Armor Smell,” about armor more rugged than its wearer, is included. When choosing pronouns for nonbinary characters in the past, I’ve defaulted to they/them. It’s a somewhat lazy decision: most nonbinary folks…

  • “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.

  • Underland Arcana: Deck One

    Underland Arcana: Deck One

    This reprint anthology was a December release, but it’s still worth crowing about. The book collects all the stories published in the first year of Underland Arcana. My contributions—the short story “Wayfinding” and the flash “Family Dinner”—are in excellent company. Tarot cards were included with the contributors’ copies, as a special treat. Mark Teppo is…

  • Preorder Martian Issue 4

    Preorder Martian Issue 4

    I’m going to have a story in the fourth issue of Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles. (It’s called “Tethered, In Darkness” and it’s about a generation ship.) If you read your ebooks on a Kindle and enjoy them popping up on release day, like a present from Past You, consider preordering from Amazon.…

  • “In Transit, Beautiful” in The Antihumanist

    “In Transit, Beautiful” in The Antihumanist

    My space junk story “In Transit, Beautiful” appears in the Third Edition of The Antihumanist. I was charmed a number of years ago when I learned about space archaeology as a field—I’d never thought of space junk in those terms, but obviously it makes sense to do so—and this vignette looks at that built environment…

  • Award eligibility post

    Award eligibility post

    It’s that time of year again. Like so many other authors, I’d like to present a rundown of work that came out in 2021. If you are nominating for the Hugo, Astounding, Nebula, Stoker, Locus, or any of the other awards out there, I’d appreciate your consideration. For purposes of awards restricted by geography, national…

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