Fiction

Publications:

“Cinnamon to Taste” in Nightscript IV

My second story in this wonderful series edited by C.M. Muller. “Cinnamon to Taste” begins with luscious cinnamon babka and gets a little weird from there. This story was real-time reviewed by Des Lewis. October 2018

“The Drought, 1983” in Dappled Things

(available online)

This is one of the only stories I’ve written that could not be labeled speculative, but I would say it’s still a horror story if you squint. It was published as an honorable mention for the J.F. Powers Prize.

“Promise” in Escape Pod’s Artemis Rising 4

(available online in audio and text)

Tina Connolly beautifully narrates this story of a young innocent recruited into a creepy academy of game design. March 2018.

“Swarm of Pan” in Automata Review

(text available online)

The teacher dreams begin. I love Automata Review. This publication started in 2017 and runs only one story a month, but they’ve already run some wonderful stories by writers such as Stephen Graham Jones, Premee Mohamed, and Eddie Generous.

“A Fully Chameleonic Foil” in The Arcanist

(text available online)

A seller of fully chameleonic foil brings her wares to the park. December 2017. This story was also reprinted in The Arcanist: Year One and is forthcoming in Sins and Other Worlds, edited by Eric S. Fomley.

“The Gestures Remain” in Nightscript III

Rainbow House has its secrets.  My first story in C.M. Muller’s Nightscript series. This story was real-time reviewed by Des Lewis and mentioned in Ellen Datlow’s long list for Best Horror of the Year. October 2017.

“The Best of Our Past, The Worst of Our Future” in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 36.

A long, hot summer and a visitor comes to stay. I absolutely love Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and everything from Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link’s Small Beer Press. 2017.

This story was reprinted in 2018’s Haunted Are These Houses from Unnerving. This is a great anthology with many different flavors of the gothic.

“In the Country” in Pseudopod’s Artemis Rising 3

(available online in audio and text)

The first piece I submitted to a national publication. I was thrilled with the lovely narration by Dagny Paul as well as the discussion of the story by Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West of Faculty of Horror. March 2017.

“Cubby” at CDM Studio’s Portable Story Series

This wasn’t the first piece I ever submitted–that was “In the Country–but it was the first piece that was published, as the winner in a “time travel” theme contest judged by Paul Levinson. Charles Montebello produced the audio of the story with Lili Taylor narrating. Lili Taylor is a favorite actress of mine, so I was delighted. CDM doesn’t keep past recordings on their site, but I am seeing if I have the rights to post it here. A teaser video is available here. October 2016.

Places where I have fiction forthcoming:

Flame Tree Publishing’s American Gothic anthology

My story “In the Country” is forthcoming from Flame Tree Press in 2019.

Black Dandy

My story “The Children of Robbie” is forthcoming from the New Zealand publication Black Dandy.

Three Drops from a Cauldron

My very short story “A White Filigree” is forthcoming from the U.K. publication Three Drops from a Cauldron in 2019.