My story “Everyone Gets A Happy Ending,” which concerns itself female friendships, the nature of family, and the bunny apocalypse, is now out in the January-February 2017 issue of Interzone. I wrote this story over a number of months, which is pretty standard for me. I tend to put stories away and allow them to ferment multiple times before they actually transform into something resembling completion. I finished my final draft during a writers’ retreat hosted by Scott H. Andrews in the mountains of western Virginia. During that retreat I also completed my Black Static story “A Pinhole of … Read moreRead more
My story “One Thousand Paper Cranes” was published in the Winter 2017 issue of Kaleidotrope.
October, 2026: Remembering the Past Part 1
There is a story Elijah likes to tell himself. This story is set long before the fire, more than ten years ago, back in 2015.
Elijah was the younger brother, only eight years old, and Callie was the older sister who sent handwritten notes to the dead. Callie had long curly hair that frizzed in the summer til it was just like Elijah’s. Her skin was pale Irish, shades lighter than Elijah’s. Elijah had never … Read moreRead more
“One Thousand Paper Cranes” took its time. Both the writing of it and its emergence in a magazine. I’m almost afraid to go back and read it. What was I thinking about a year ago? Who was I back then? Questions which tie to the story.
“One Thousand Paper Cranes” is a very Julie story. It’s about love and loss and science(!). Set in a near future world, stretching time has become a state-sanctioned way of fixing personality problems. Troubled, self-destructive, acting out? Try CR-Rest: chemically-regulated, restricted-environmental-stimulation therapy.
“One Thousand Paper Cranes” is also concerned with the fate of the … Read moreRead more