What I Write

My primary focus is on science fiction and fantasy, running the gamut from magical realism to high fantasy, from alternate history to space opera, and even shading into horror or (weird) romance – or any combination thereof.

Published Work

  • “Just Around the Corner” – A group of guys relaxing at a bar consider the question: What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen? Podcast in Tales to Terrify No. 21; June 1st, 2012. Printed in Tales to Terrify Volume 1; Oct 27th, 2012. Reprinted in Allegory E-zine Volume 27/54; May 1st, 2015. 1,600 words.
  • “The Bohemians” – In the near future, a young “artist” designs and sells temporary mental disorders, while lusting after a woman who’s own “art” is an extreme level of body-modification that may have carried her beyond human; written in “period vernacular,” if you creed what I’m phoning. Published in Ideomancer Vol. 11, Issue 3; Sept 1st, 2012. Podcast at The Overcast, March 2016. 2,600 words.
  • “The Taemor” – A poem of childhood. Podcast in Tales to Terrify No. 69; May 3rd, 2013. 25 lines.
  • “[Year Redacted]” – “I regret to inform you that the world will be ending sooner than expected.” Published in Cicada Vol. 17, No. 3; Jan/Feb 2015. 900 words.

Current Projects

  • “The Inventor of the Wheel” – Prehistoric fantasy: An old woman learns the metaphysical implications of her simple invention. 800 words, seeking publication. Won the 2nd place prize in the First Annual Tamale Hut Writing Competition, a contest for emerging Chicago-area authors.
  • “The Age of Discovery” – A prehistoric fantasy pitting Pleistocene shamanism against eldritch horrors from beyond space-time. 7,500 words, seeking publication.
  • “Sacred Chords” – In a diesel-punk-ish world where music is both religion and weapon, a shell-shocked soldier is imprisoned for playing forbidden chords. 2,000 words, seeking publication.
  • “A Pearl for Her Brow” – In a Bronze/Iron Age fantasy world ruled by creatures called azra, a human girl adopted and raised by a wealthy azran family meets an urchin of her own kind. In progress.
  • “The Last God-King of Ossyr” – A fantasy adventure of Gladiator meets The Epic of Gilgamesh with a queer female protagonist. In progress.
  • “Rattlesnake Tears” – “Three years ago, when I was thirteen, my mother first showed me how to change into a snake.” 2,600 words, seeking publication.
  • “Seeing Blue” – Prehistoric fantasy: Injured, mourning, and far from home, an aging huntress stranded on a mountaintop discovers a color she has no name for. 5,500 words, seeking publication.
  • A Death in Oleander – Dieselpunk-ish fantasy; Three Parts Dead meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries with a disabled POC protagonist. In progress.
  • And more…

Projects on Hiatus

  • The Dream Quarry – Online collections of fiction by other authors.
  • The Stepping Stones – An epic fantasy novel about a young woman who challenges sacred tradition when she becomes the first female to manifest the signature powers of an all-male warrior elite.
  • “The Ascent of Woman” – Alternate historical fantasy: 150 years after feminist writer Margaret Fuller died and rose again from the Atlantic, transgender Evelyn and gender-neutral Jack battle the Things That Man Was Not Meant To Know.
  • “The Dancer on the Cliff” – A post-apocalyptic android ghost story.
  • “The Maid on the Shore” – Historical fantasy: Captured by pirates, a young British naval captain writes a letter he knows will never be delivered; his captors are not what they seem.

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