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Three More Stories!

| August 13, 2020

I’ve got three stories out recently. The first is a podcast version of a story previously published at Intrinsick, “Dakota Travis, Saurallero Extraordinaire,” which the Manawaker Flash Fiction Podcast posted in late July. In case you always wanted to have a slightly humorous obituary read to you, here’s your chance. The second is a new […]

Stories Published!

| July 21, 2020

I had two stories come out last week, one a reprint, and one new! “I Believe” is reprinted in the latest issue of Breath & Shadow, which makes my second appearance in that magazine. This is a sweet little story about a girl growing up and how that affects her and her imaginary friends. My […]

“For the Weird Girls Who Want to Be Mermaids” Out Now!

| July 7, 2020

I’ve got a flash fiction piece out in a literary magazine, for their Literary-Speculative Issue. The story is “For the Weird Girls Who Want to Be Mermaids,” and you can find it at Orca: A Literary Journal. I wrote the bulk of this story on a plane, though it underwent some big revisions later to […]

“Senchado in Microgravity” Out Now!

| May 7, 2020

For one of the online writing contests I participate in, one of the photo prompts was a fancy celadon colored tea set with goldfish at the bottom of the cups. The image caught the attention of many of the participants, and we wrote a lot of “fishy tea set” stories that week. My “fishy tea […]

Fun for Friday: Flash Fiction Writing Prompts

| April 3, 2020

My attention span tends to be fairly short right now, so the idea of writing flash fiction rather than longer works is definitely appealing to me. Here’s a list of 131 flash fiction prompts if you’re also looking for shorter things to write! The website offers it as a 100 day challenge or a 30 […]

Two New Stories Out Last Week!

| March 17, 2020

I had two new stories come out last week, both flash pieces! So if you’re looking for a quick distraction, check them out! “Fire Bad,” a flash piece told from the perspective of a cat named Bubblefluff, appeared at Page & Spine. This is another story of mine involving cats being descended from dragons, which […]

Writing to Prompts

| January 6, 2020

Last week, I talked about writing to a theme. This week, I’m talking about writing to prompts. The two things are related, but not entirely the same. Writing to prompts comes up frequently if you’re looking to challenge yourself to write a daily, weekly, or even monthly story, when you don’t necessarily have an end […]

Setting Goals for 2020

| January 2, 2020

Now that it’s 2020, it’s time to start looking at my writing goals for this coming year! Top of my list for this year is looking for an agent. I’ve got a young adult book that is pretty close to being ready to query agents with, so that’s going to be at the top of […]

“A Sixteen-Step Plan to Supervillainy” out now!

| December 10, 2019

My flash fiction piece, “A Sixteen-Step Plan to Supervillainy,” is now out from Flash Fiction Magazine! And though it may not be entirely apparent if you read this story alone, this story is Cobalt City adjacent! I came up with the character of Gray Dawn thanks to online friends and a cool pair of leggings […]

2019 Awards Eligibility

| November 26, 2019

It’s the time of year when folks start posting lists of their stories and books from the past year that are eligible for award nominations. And here are mine! Flash Fiction: “Coffin Coffee Table,” The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (March 2019). “Brick-Red Love,” The Arcanist (April 2019). Also available in The Arcanist: Year Two. “Safe Haven,” Five Minutes at Hotel […]