“City Magic” — The Cincinnati Review (December 5th, 2018)

I write far more short fiction than I publish. And what I publish often takes a few years of fermentation before it reaches final form. Writing, for me, starts not with a character or a plot but with something far more elemental–a feeling juxapositioned against an image or moment.  Unfortunately, it takes awhile to discover the landscape of these places that my imagination throws out.

“City Magic” is my shortest published piece. It started in the regular fashion, as a moment in the woods and two characters I didn’t yet know, but as I kept trying to form that moment … Read more

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2018 Fiction Awards Eligibility Post

The 2018 awards season means I need to untangle my works for this year and let people know what’s published and eligible. I honest-to-god don’t know why this post takes so long to put together! When I started I swear it was 2013…

Short Stories

“Re-stitched.” Split Lip Magazine  (January 1, 2018)

“Re-stitched” is a 3300-word dark fantasy story about family guilt, two sisters, and a grotesque religious ritual. It was first published online. SFWA & HWA members can find it in the Forums.

“Schrödinger’s.” Interzone 274 (March 1, 2018)

“Schrödinger’s” is a 4300 word story that involves a quantum … Read more

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“Schrödinger’s” — Interzone 274 (March/April 2018)

My story “Schrödinger’s” was published in the March/April 2018 issue of Interzone.

First Lines

A strip club doesn’t have to be female-unsettling, at least no more than anything else women go through like a step-dad with too-friendly hands, a boyfriend who calls you passable rather than pretty, or a mom who finds a way to get angry at every damn thing. That’s what Kandi and I told each other during those early days after we opened the club and started hauling in all that money.

 

Praise

Interzone #274 has arrived with some great stories. Kandi and Jenn … Read more

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