Here's me in my pajamas with my newest story, out this month in F&SF. It's a weird one! YOU ARE WELCOME. You can find "A Creation of Birds" in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
The Land Beneath Her
“It opens up again past here,” Alan said. And before she could respond he’d dropped to his hands and knees and was squeezing under the ledge. "The Land Beneath Her" is out at the Dark.
The Memory of Water
Beyond the Colonnade the ocean spread out, the horizon braiding together with the night sky. Anything could be out there. Nothing was. "The Memory of Water" is out at Clarkesworld Magazine.
Tonight Arctodus would exist in its truest, purest form. Seeing the bear without distractions, without having to share it—anything might happen. Jules wasn’t sure if he was brave enough to do it. "The Tyger" is out at Tor.com for your reading delight. I really loved writing this story and I'm thrilled that Ellen Datlow bought it!
On the Farm
On July 13, 2020 my partner Chris and I had our offer accepted on a 20-acre potential-to-become-a-farm in Carnation, WA, about 50 minutes away from our house in Seattle. That same day, waaaaay off in Buffalo, NY, a litter of puppies was born. Peachthief came to live with us a week before we got the …
Bast and Her Young
The Spirit of Kingship would greet her, would whisper to her the secrets of pharaohs past, and she would be imbued with the all wisdom of her god-king-father. At least, she thought that’s how it was supposed work. You can read my story "Bast and Her Young" at Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine!
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 …
John Simnel’s First Goshawk
And this is how you break a boy: tell him he is king. Simple, but not easy. Read my new historical fantasy here at Beneath Ceaseless Skies! It's also available in podcast form.
"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 …