In anticipation of The Future Fire's upcoming Noir-themed issue, they've invited me for a conversation about my story "Siv Delfin" (2016), a Noir piece set in my Vasilegrad universe.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
My new story "Slow Eshtyca" is out now in GigaNotoSaurus.
The samohod drove Vilma half-way up the mountain before its engine began to struggle with the slope, coughing up plumes of soot. When the vehicle heaved its last gasoline breath, she abandoned it by the road and continued to the highlands on foot.
By dawn, she reached Slow Eshtyca; the village’s scattered houses were tucked behind hillocks and greeted her with boarded-up windows and yards bereft of livestock. The green fluorescence wafting out of the wells smeared into the salmon pink of the horizon, and Vilma had to squint to make out the girl’s house.
Friday, January 29, 2021
My latest story "Esma's Margaret" is out now in the January 2021 issue of Metaphorosis Magazine.
“Power’s out again,” Esma’s father shouted from the living room.
She lulled her computer into sleep mode to preserve battery now the mains were off, put on her backpack, and stormed out of their home. Her father shouted something else after her, but she couldn’t hear him—her feet were on the dirty Orizari street already. Late-night raucousness swallowed her whole: men playing cards on the sidewalks, cursing their bad luck or each other; cars, old diesel vehicles, whirring to-and-fro, spewing fumes not smelled elsewhere in the city of Skopje in twenty years; kids and their mothers and fathers, out playing, chatting, even at eleven in the evening.
Monday, June 29, 2020
When their ships landed on the porous soil of Blue-and-a-Rock, the hatchlings rushed out to preserve the petroglyphs.
They moved like a flood: overrunning the fields and valleys of the moribund world, clogging up the caves, prodding with claws and feet at the remains of that which had so recently ended. Gales scattered the hatchlings across beaches where they drank the waters and sated themselves with sand; waves pushed them outward to distant islands and open seas; maelstroms pulled them down to dark ocean depths.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
It is a fantastic production, with Nanohex's music playing in the background while the story is read, which is exactly how the project was intended to be experienced.
You can listen to the music and story wherever the SubverCity Transmit podcast is available, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.