Below are links to short stories, interactive fiction, and other things. “View More” will take you to the story.
The air was muggy, a heatwave burning through the spring, on the night that we met to conjure two people out of almost nothing at all. None of us could’ve done it without the others, and none of us would’ve dared, except Mason said please and I said maybe and Jun said we could, and so we did. You need a few materials first, then follow a sort of recipe. Call it Raise-the-Dead Cobbler.
Raise-the-Dead Cobbler was published in issue #40 of Shimmer, November/December 2017. Cover art by Sandro Castelli.
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.
Three Ways to Ruin Your Best Friend’s Birthday (and How She Fixes It) was published in the August 2017 issue of Flash Fiction Online. Cover art by Flash Fiction Online.
Itself at the Heart of Things
On the floor, I hiked my skirts up and began to disassemble myself, starting with my left knee.
Itself at the Heart of Things was published in issue #38 of Shimmer, July/August 2017. Cover art by Sandro Castelli.
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.
Beneath the Bark Her Heart was published in issue #2 of Recompose, Ritualistic Pompadour, in September 2016. Cover art by Alliteration Ink.
The Roving Bookstore
The roving bookstore comes out when all else is closed, in the moonlight, stepping between the stars.
The Roving Bookstore was published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Sockdolager. Illustration by Alison Wilgus.
The Gaps in Translation
The planet was less different from Earth than Miranda had imagined.
A story about space explorers and love and lizard people, "The Gaps in Translation" was published in Crossed Genres Magazine, January 2014. (Cover art is “Allovegator,” by artist Geneva B)
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.
Re-published at Sub-Q Magazine in August 2015.
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.
The Fairy Woods
Someone dear to you has disappeared into the dangerous woods of the fairy realm, and you're already on your way to save them...
The Fairy Woods is an interactive story with multiple endings and character combinations.
If you inherited a ring and discovered that it made invisible portals turn visible, would you walk through? Yulia would.
Inheritance is a short exploration of a portal concept. This story has multiple endings. Originally for a challenge on Twinery.org: 15 passages or fewer, in 1,000 words or fewer.
You are on the run, but why?
Digital Witnesses is a short fiction created in twenty-three Twine passages, prompted by a challenge on Twinery.org.
Several very short items
#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.
(Cover photo for "tiny twitter stories" by Amelia Schmidt on Flickr)
All cover art is created by Andrea Corbin (from creative commons or public domain photography) unless otherwise noted.