Saturday, December 1, 2018

Between the Cities

Unrealpolitik, an anthology of political fantasy, is out now along with my story "Between the Cities."

Our world is not a lone candle guttering in the void. Tucked beneath the gauze of reality are forces, restlessly pushing but ignored by us, their unassuming counterweight.

Paperback

Kindle

Saturday, November 3, 2018

When We Go

"When We Go" is out now at Fiction on the Web.

When I go, I want to go like a rocket.

Leaving the world at breakneck speed, upright, arms like fins, legs trailing a column of smoke; and the dusk sky, a postcard ripped in two by my passing.

And then, no explosion. But a winking out as space swallows me whole and the earliest star outshines me.

And then -

Wind blowing the smoke away; people scattering, going home to cry at photos that end up packed away into shoe boxes, shoved under beds to gather dust. People moving on.

People forgetting.


(...continue reading.)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Crisis

"Crisis" is out now at Mithila Review (Issue #10).

The story is set in present-day Vasilegrad, the capital of my fictional Balkan federation, where a bubbling political crisis threatening to tear the country apart is seen as an opportunity for an adrenaline rush by a Western tourist.


Read the full story.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Free to read: The Scrimshander

My dark fantasy story "The Scrimshander" is now available for free reading (and listening!) at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

The story can be read here, or you can listen to the audio version narrated by Michael J. DeLuca.


The slender jawbone lies in the palm of his hand like a crown. Raising it, an offering to the night, stretched starlight gleams on milk teeth. Engravings appear, a scene playing out from incisor to canine to molar, a tale of disease and mourning, of angry tears and hissed warnings to those who’ve caused him harm.

The city sleeps beneath him, bristled, towers jutting skyward in defiance of Mallinos. He swings off the eaves, jawbone in hand, down a drainpipe, past square windows of indigo, feet dropping on pavement with barely a sound.

(Continue reading...)


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Scrimshander

Beneath Ceaseless Skies #255 ebook is out now, containing my dark fantasy story "The Scrimshander."


The ebook is currently available at Weightless Books and Amazon.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Interview: One of the Cities

An interview with me about my entry into the Reading 5x5 anthology, "One of the Cities," is up on the anthology's website now.

All proceeds from Reading 5x5 go to charity; read the interview, and find more information about the concept of the anthology here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Interview: A Faster Tomorrow

A two-question mini-interview with me about my story "A Faster Tomorrow" is available on The Future Fire's Facebook page.

"A Faster Tomorrow" appeared in The Future Fire #44, in March 2018.