Tag: short fiction

Year in Review & Award Eligiblity

2017 has been weird. Politically, the world is on fire, and I am constantly unable to tell whether or not headlines are satire or real life. Personally, I’ve been doing really well. This marks the first time in six years that I’ve lived in…

Story Notes: BABY SHOES-HALF PRICE-ACT NOW

My near future flash fiction story “BABY SHOES-HALF PRICE-NEVER WORN!” is out now at The Arcanist. Read it here for free. This is one of those stories where I can pin down a singular inspiration. It was an article I read in the New York Times, “The Internet…

Story Notes: Seven Permutations of My Daughter

My branching timelines story “Seven Permutations of My Daughter” is live today at Lightspeed. You can read it (or listen to it!) for free here or buy the whole issue for $3.99. I have some more comments on this story in the author spotlight as well….

Story Notes: Last Long Night

My story “Last Long Night” is out at Daily Science Fiction today–you can read it for free here.  I’ve been fascinated by conspiracy theories ever since I was a kid. There’s the Philadelphia Experiment, an attempt at time travel (or invisibility, depending on who…

Story Notes: Extinctions

My story “Extinctions” is out today in Shimmer! You can read it for free here, but if you purchase the issue ($2.99) you get all the other stories–including one about mermaid astronauts, which you know you want–along with interviews. “I don’t honor old bargains,” you tell…

Dang Good Stories: The End is Only the Beginning

This time around, we have stories about endings, about conflict, and about hope in bleak situations. “Beautiful White Bodies” by Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons December 2009) God, this story. Justine is a boomerang millennial working at a coffeeshop in the suburbs after she…

Story Notes: Marking the Witch

Today my first story, “Marking the Witch,” was published at Flash Fiction Online! Alina’s witch lived in a third-floor walkup downtown, and she preferred sunglasses to pointy hats. She had another name of course, but everyone knew what she was, and so in whispers…

Hello, 2017

Well, it’s 2017. After the election I didn’t write much of anything until late December, and it’s only now, when this whole mess finally seems real and not like a terrible fever-dream that I’ve really gotten back in the saddle. It’s also really weird…

Dang Good Stories #4

This week, three stories to keep you awake at night. “each thing i show you is a piece of my death” by Stephen J. Barringer & Gemma Files (Apex Magazine September 2013) The idea of infectious stories is an old one (and the basis…

Dang Good Stories #3

This week, two stories about sadness because I’m in a melancholy mood today. “A Flock of Grief” by Kat Howard (Lightspeed November 2014) This story lingered in my TBR list for far too long because for awhile it seemed like every other story out there…

Dang Good Stories #2

This week we’ve got stories about boats and trains. (No planes, sorry.) “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies January 2013) I originally read this story in Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction which was a kickstarter reward…

Dang Good Stories #1

One of my goals this year is to read more short stories. Between my own writing, slush reading, and all of the awesome books in the world, I read woefully few last year. So I’m going to write about my favorites here, probably 3-4…