Strange Comfort

Lack of imagination hadn’t been a disability in the past. Imagining shit was other peoples’ jobs, makers and rich kids with degrees, people who sat around coming up with fucked-up worst-case scenarios.  My story "Strange Comfort"is out today at Clarkesworld Magazine.


The crabmen are out walking their puppy again. It's a ball of fluff, unaccustomed to existence; it falls over itself and savages its leash with tiny jaws. The crabmen watch with eyeless curiosity, pincer-faces cocked. A posture of fondness, but it's possible they're considering eating it. Nothing with mandibles like that should be given benefit …

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Good Dog

"The Work of Wolves" (Asimov's, July/August 2019) has been trucking along nicely--lots of extremely kind reader feedback and a great reviews. The Locus Recommended Reading List is out this morning, and "The Work of Wolves" is up there for recommended novellas. I'm on an awards longlist! Life goal achieved! I'm not gloating, you're gloating! Here …

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A Forest, or A Tree

  “We should tell scary stories,” Elizabeth said. “No we should not.” Piper lay next to the fire, head on her pack. “We definitely should not do that.” Read my first real horror story (bought by Ellen Datlow!!) here.