Writing

On Snowflake-veined Wings

I’m not sure how to describe this story (while I drafted it the working title was “Snot Fairies”? does that help?) but you’ll be able to read it for yourself in a future issue of Bourbon Penn.

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Fair Aliquant

An executioner serves justice to the traitor who murdered the beloved princess. Forthcoming from Daily Science Fiction.

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Smilers

Listen to “Smilers” at Podcastle now! It was originally published in Bourbon Penn #20 in March 2020. Science Fiction World will also be translating “Smilers” into Chinese in a future issue. “Smilers” also received an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow‘s Best Horror of the Year Volume 13. The Smilerverse is spreading!

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Flip Side

Squatting on the curb in front of a boarded-up duplex, a woman rocks back and forth, arms crossed, arguing with herself.

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Sparkly Thing

The restaurant was empty, the lunch rush over,
and I was buffing down tables in hard circles—Ryan
had just moved in with some stupid cow he met at a
club—when a heavyset middle-aged woman
sporting gigantic shades came in.

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The Goatherd of Naxos

I’m sitting against the flaking bole of a laurel tree, cooling down after hiking up the mountain, when a little man drops from the canopy above.

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Dead Spider Curl

We’re loaded down with tampons and pads, and Mom’s heading straight for the cute checker’s lane. Seriously? I’d die if I had to stand there while he rung us out. It’s obvious, right? I totally get it, she’s distracted, sad about Lance and all that, but right now we’ve got bigger issues. I steer her toward the old lady’s lane.

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Ms. Solevacj’s Leaf-mould

Ms. Solevacj was in the middle of her 72-lap morning mile, the early sluggishness in her muscles burned off, leaving her feeling strong, a machine gliding through the water. This was why she swam, to reach this Zen-like headspace, her mind and body simultaneously relaxed and stimulated. In this state, and only in this state, she could think clearly, almost calmly, about the Smiler virus.

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