In my short fiction, I long to visit strange and uncharted places, to explore how others experience their world. You’ll find links to all my stories here. Most of them are available to read for free online. If you can, please consider subscribing or donating to the wonderful magazines publishing them.
Forever the Forest
Short Story, April 2023
It is known that the Rootless are only ever leaving. Always moving on, never embracing soil long enough for connection. A life tumbled and tossed, and if it touches ours, it is only by chance, and ill chance more often than not.
Short Story, September 2020
They told us we would be heroes.
Sounds like a lie, doesn’t it? Sounds like hitting a dented, cracked shell to see if deep inside a pinpoint of light might flicker on.
When We Were Starless
Novelette, October 2018
When we set out to weave a new world from the old, broken one, we knew we pledged the lives of our clutches and our clutches’ clutches to wandering the wastes.
in: Clarkesworld #145
Winner: Eugie Foster Memorial Award (2019)
Finalist: Hugo Award & Sturgeon Award (2019)
Reprinted in: The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen, The Year’s Top Robot and AI Stories: First Annual Collection
How Bees Fly
Novelette, February 2017
This is how you defend yourself against the demons of old, should they cross your path: You grind down their bones with a millstone and burn them; the ash you bury under a Blackwillow tree and salt the whole field where you happened to find them.