Luna Station Quarterly Issue 52
"Beech, Please" is a fantasy-comedy short story originally published in the December 2022 issue of Luna Station Quarterly. It has been described as "sensational," "magical," and "delicious" (or maybe deciduous).
I adore Luna Station Quarterly and am honored that they are the first home for my published fiction.
Read a review of Beech, Please here.
PodCastle Episode 796
"Beech, Please" was reprinted as a full-cast audio production in the July 18, 2023 episode of PodCastle, a weekly fantasy podcast producing audio performances of fantasy short fiction. My sincere thanks to PodCastle and everyone who was involved in producing the episode. It was surreal to listen to my words produced by a publication I admire so much.
Matt Dovey ended the episode with the absolute kindest commentary:
I hope you had fun with that one. We very much had fun with that one. It had a playfulness with language that I adore, the sort of impish tinkering with vocabulary as a toolbox that Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin deployed as well–
. . .
I want you to go away from this one with a smile on your lips and in your heart, ready for your own adventures of kindness and self-discovery. Sometimes it’s okay to just sit and enjoy the joy of life, y’know?
Sugar and Spice
TL;DR Press's Curios: The Best of the 2023 1,000 Word Herd Flash Fiction Competition
"Sugar and Spice" is a flash fiction drama with a little fantasy sprinkled in. I generated this story using two assigned prompts: proposal and chef. "Sugar and Spice" was awarded 7th place in the TL;DR Word Herd competition and was published in an e-book anthology in August 2023. All proceeds from the sale of the eBook go to Trans Lifeline, a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Buy the ebook here.
Find the announcement of the TL;DR competition winners here.
"City of Light: Origins" is a sci-fi microfiction that appeared in 365 Tomorrows on August 17, 2023.
The Violet Hour Magazine (forthcoming, date TBD)
Tools of Comparison is a cute little rom-com with a whole lot of heart. It is forthcoming in the August 2023 issue of The Violet Hour.
Luna Station Quarterly Issue 56
"Merry Go" is a fantasy story published in the December 2023 horse-themed issue of Luna Station Quarterly. It is a rollicking tale of carousel horses, bright lights, and toupees.