The One in the Night-Storm Dress
Petra immediately spied Death in the crowd. A shimmering opalescent gown curved over Its shapely frame, and Its mask was white. No one else would be,could be in unpainted porcelain.
TAGS: fantasy, dancing, pretty dresses, why don’t we have masquerades anymore, death, emotionally significant clothing
Read it in issue #5 of Curiosities (winter 2019)!
“What are you?” Joseph asks, and again I stutter and don’t answer. In my head I hear all the times Jun told me you’re a witch, you jag, but I can’t say it.
TAGS: fantasy, witches, millennials, old hollywood, bad decisions, oviraptors, recipes you shouldn’t follow
Read it now! Shimmer, November/December 2017.
Three Ways to Ruin Your Best Friend’s Birthday (and How She Fixes It)
In the end, it was about thirty percent my fault that Nisha let the polar bears out of their cages… But it was one hundred percent my fault that I ran smack into a guard on the way out.
TAGS: science fiction, best friends, adventures, bad decisions, space travel, great decisions, birthday presents
Read it now! Flash Fiction Online, August 2017.
Itself at the Heart of Things
On the floor, I hiked my skirts up and began to disassemble myself, starting with my left knee.
TAGS: dadapunk, fantasy, love, bravery, taking yourself apart solves all your problems, aliens, paris between the wars, larks, death, grand theft spaceship
Read it now! Shimmer, July/August 2017.
Listen to it now! Podcastle, September 2018.
BONUS! Break/Make: Itself at the Heart of— poetry is a cut-and-paste poetry generator. Choose your experience and create a poem! (Each “experience” is a different selected paragraph from the story, giving you a different wordbank to use.)
Beneath the Bark Her Heart
Someone has been planting a tree for each girl who goes missing.
TAGS: fantasy, don’t mess with girl gangs, witchcraft, trees are good, teenage rebellion, daphne, lipstick the color of a japanese maple tree
The Roving Bookstore
The roving bookstore comes out when all else is closed, in the moonlight, stepping between the stars.
TAGS: fantasy, break-ups, rebound relationships end badly, magic, baba yaga’s bookstore, books are magic, kansas city, hot summer nights
Read it now on Curious Fictions! The Sockdolager, Spring 2016.
The Gaps in Translation
The planet was less different from Earth than Miranda had imagined.
TAGS: science fiction, space travel, scientists… in… SPAAAACE, linguistics, second contact, love, lizard people
Silver & Gold
These things come in pairs.
In a dark city, a servant sees something she shouldn’t and flees from her master’s house.
Read it now! Sub-Q Magazine in August 2015.
This Is Not A Love Poem
Base of the Comet
In the deep of space, there are unexpected things. Like science, love, and undiscovered monsters.
Base of the Comet is an interactive story about Cal Yeasin, space scientist. There are detours to learn more about Cal or explore bits of ship and wreckage. There are monsters either way.
How long has it been raining?
Downpour is a short interactive story about a lot of rain.
The Fairy Woods
Someone dear to you has disappeared into the dangerous woods of the fairy realm, and you’re on your way to save them…
The Fairy Woods is an interactive story with multiple endings and character combinations.
Several very short items
Note: After the demise of Storify, all of these links are dead. But they sure were a good time.
#spacewitch: A twitter story about a space witch. In honor of May 1, 2014 being officially declared the day of the #spacewitch.
Sick day: A twitter story about a necklace and the not-so-common cold. For #CreatureDay, May 29, 2014.
Seasonal changes: A brief ode to autumn, with its scarves and boots and higher degree of comfort when slaving over a cauldron.
Snow and the #spacewitch: A small continuation of the first #spacewitch story, written during a blizzard in winter 2015.
All graphics on this page were created by Andrea Martinez Corbin.