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Writing Small

| May 16, 2022

I moderated a panel on “Writing Small” at Flights of Foundry, during which we talked a lot about flash fiction and other stories told in very small word counts. I was on a similar panel four years ago, since which time I’ve written and sold a lot more flash fiction and gotten a better grasp […]

February 2022 Publications!

| March 10, 2022

I had three new pieces out in February, all different sorts and lengths! “Promises Made” was accepted for the Glittery Literary Anthology Four and appeared early in the month. It’s an urban fantasy microfiction story about curses and promises related to the fae. The second one was one of the longest titled stories I’ve had […]

January 2022 Publications

| February 10, 2022

Already this year, I’ve had five things published–four stories and a poem! “Good to the Last Drop” is a microfiction piece that appeared in the January issue of The Antihumanist. It’s a darkly humorous story about coffee and space travel. My poem, “Slime, or Primordial Ooze?” was published in the January issue of Star*Line. This […]

Sci-Fi Reads

| January 27, 2022

If you’re a sci-fi fan, I’ve got one sci-fi collection that might appeal to you! New Moons Under Which to Sleep contains mainly previously published sci-fi short stories, flash fiction pieces, and a couple of poems, plus a couple of poems that were new to the collection. I’ve had a bunch of other very short […]

Write Like You’re Alive

| July 13, 2017

Last year, I took part in a month of creating called “Write Like You’re Alive.” The goal was to create something each day during the month of July. The end result was a collection of short stories, poems, and artwork. My personal contribution was a photograph I took in Kansas City. This year, Zoetic Press […]

New fiction!

| June 11, 2012

I’ve got a piece of microfiction up at Bat Terrier today, called The Devil’s Toybox. It’s a 99 word story that grew out of a longer piece I was trying to write. The longer story didn’t work, but this little bit from the ending stuck with me. So I tightened it up into this little […]

Friday Recap

| February 17, 2012

This week has been not too bad, though I suspect my total word count is very much on the low side. I wrote a piece of microfiction on Monday, which was accepted for publication on Tuesday. Last night, I knocked out one of the remaining chapters in my steampunk novella, though I already know it […]

Quick turnaround!

| February 15, 2012

Remember that microfiction story I mentioned on Monday? It was accepted at the venue where I submitted it on Tuesday. That’s less than a 24-hour turnaround from the story being written to the story being accepted. Hooray for nearly instant gratification! The venue is Bat Terrier, and I’ll be sure to post again when my […]

It’s coming back to me!

| February 13, 2012

At least I think so. I realized today that I haven’t written any fiction since February 1st. I was coming down with a cold as we left writer’s group that night, and today was the first day I’ve had the brain power to write. Unsurprisingly, it was because I heard a song. The song was […]