The following are my published stories for 2022
Please consider my work if you're voting for the Nebulas, Hugos, Locus, Bram Stoker, & Aurora awards, or others.
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- Lost Cargo (33,986 words) - Published by Mocha Memoirs Press, September 12. Genre: SF. A group of people stranded on a moon populated by genetically-engineered monsters, race against time for a slim shot at rescue, led by a woman for whom survival may not be a priority.
- "Nine Lives" (792 words) - Published in If There's Anyone Left: Volume 2, January 5. Genre: F. A person finds a cat that literally has 9 lives.
- "When the Streetlights Go Off" (7,941 words) - Published in Mixtape: 1986, February 6. Genre: H. It's 1986 and two teenage girls have no choice but to spend the night in the creepy abandoned house that's rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a killer.
- "A Fall Backward Through the Hourglass" (1,082 words) - Published in Cossmass Infinities, Issue 8, May 29. Genre: F. A woman begins aging backward upon the birth of her daughter.
- "In the Grip of Yesterday" (1,062 words) - Published in Cossmass Infinities, Issue 9, July 1. Genre: SFF. In a future where emotions can be taken like drugs, the protagonist is addicted to nostalgia.
- "How to Impress a Top Food Critic and Put Your Restaurant on the Galactic Map" (3,008 words) - Published in The Drabblecast, Episode 461, September 30, and in print in The Tentaculum, Issue 1, November. Genre: SF/Humor. A chef must prepare a dish for a renowned food critic, but that's the easy part. Gathering the ingredients? Therein lies the challenge.
- "Decorative" (2,238 words) - Published in Flame Tree Press' Compelling Science Fiction Short Stories, October 18. Genre: SF. At first a robot is her owner's proudest possession, but the novelty soon wears off and she finds herself cast aside for other interests.
- "Into the Frozen Wilds" (5,793 words) - Published in Galaxy's Edge, Issue 59, November. Genre: F/Holiday. Christmas elves must find a mythical animal whose magic may be the only hope for stopping a plague that could end Christmas.
- "Dinosaur Clones and Other Teenage Concerns" (4,755 words) - Published in Paradoxical Pets, November. Genre: SF/MG. A teenage girl is gifted a miniature stegosaurus for her birthday but soon discovers that mini dinosaurs are "out" at her new school and she has a lot of catching up to do in order to be cool.
Additional stories will be added as they are published.
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