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“Superstitions” and “Follow My Lead” Now Out!

| January 30, 2020

I’ve got two new stories out recently! “Superstitions” is the story of a girl, her sailing ship, and her unconventional crew, and it’s published at Theme of Absence. It’s under 1,000 words, so it’s a very quick read. The magazine also did an interview with me, which you can find here! (The interview is longer.) Also, […]

Two New Poems Out!

| January 21, 2020

I have two new poems out this past week! “Play with Us,” a poem that tells the story of interspecies interaction in connection with a sport, is at Eye to the Telescope. This was one of the poems I write during August of this past year, as part of Write Like You’re Alive 2019. “Motes and […]

“Nochnaya Serenada” and “The Gift” Out Now!

| December 24, 2019

I’ve got a reprinted story, “Nochnaya Serenada,” out in the latest issue of Curiosities. This issue is a collection of World War II-era stories, so my Night Witches stories fit right in. You can read more about what I had to say about this story here. I’ve also got a Christmas-themed story out at The Bronzeville Bee, […]

Two New Poems Out!

| October 31, 2019

I’ve got two new poems out to finish up October! “Definitely Not Haunted” is included in the inaugural issue of The Macabre Museum, out today! It’s my take on real estate listings that use euphemisms like “Fixer Upper!” and other such things to disguise the fact that there are problems with a property. You can buy […]

Recent Stories

| May 30, 2019

Two of my stories have come out recently! “I Believe,” which is a flash piece about imaginary friends, is out now at The Future Fire. It’s very short and very sweet, and won’t take you long at all to read! I’ve mentioned the Bargains anthology from Pine Float Press before, but it’s now available at […]

Upcoming Story Releases!

| April 4, 2019

I’ve got four stories coming out in April and May, three of which are in anthologies, and the fourth of which (which actually comes out first) is a quick read! On April 12, you’ll be able to read my story, “Brick-Red Love,” at The Arcanist. This is one of the stories I wrote during Drawlloween (using […]

2018 in review

| December 31, 2018

It’s the end of 2018, so it’s time to look back and see how I did on my writing goals. 18 new short stories Met and exceeded. My final count (as of today) is 44 completed pieces in 2018, which includes 6 poems and 38 stories. In addition, I have 16 more stories that are […]