The following are my published stories for 2023
Please consider my work if you're voting for the Nebulas, Hugos, Locus, Bram Stoker, & Aurora awards, or others.
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PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION:
- "440 Broad Street, Apartment 4C" (4,000 words) - Published in Frivolous Comma, January 27. Genre: SF. A diverse group of neighbors gather to support each other during an alien invasion.
- "Things Most Meaningful" (750 words) - Published in Worlds of Possibility, February 27. Genre: F. A girl is given a magical box in which to store the things that are most meaningful to her, but she quickly learns that the things with most meaning, are not things. *Reviewed by Alex Brown for Tor.com here.
- "The Smell of Sawdust" (7,510 words) - Published in ZNB Presents, March 1. Genre: SF. An aging female cage fighter battles chronic pain as she struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world--but amidst her struggle she still finds reasons to hold on to her hope and her humanity.
- "The Body Remembers" (3,377 words) - Published in Dark Matter Presents: Monstrous Futures, April 18. (Coming soon to PseudoPod.) Genre: Dark SF. Soldiers volunteer to test a new technology that rapidly regenerates their bodies after injuries, but they soon realize this tech comes at a heavy cost. *Reviewed by Arley Sorg for Lightspeed here.
- "A World Unto Myself" (750 words) - Published in Apex Magazine (Issue 138), May 2. Genre: SF. A decommissioned robot searches for new purpose and meaning. *Reviewed by Maria Haskins here.
- "Hard Time" (3,500 words) - Published in Darkness Blooms (anthology from The Dread Machine), May 1. Genre: Dark SF. A father doing time on a deep space penal colony writes letters to his son in his head.
- "El Bordado" (4,955 words) - Published in Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories (Flame Tree Press), May 23. Genre: SF. A family experiences the highs and lows of immigrant life as they adjust to their new home on Mars.
- "The Bullet in My Pocket Has Your Name on It" (2,757 words) - Published in Cossmass Infinities, June 25. Genre: SF. Driven by his need for revenge, a man hunts down the woman responsible for his being left to die on an Earth with dwindling resources.
- "The Collective memories of Dogs and Robots" (1,010 words) - Published in Augur, Issue 6.1, July 4. Genre: SF. A robot and a dog bond over their memories of humanity in a world that no longer includes us.
- "8 Laws I Wound up Breaking While Attempting to Restore the Timeline" (862 words) - Published in Nature Futures, July 26, 2023. Genre: SF. When a time-travel mishap erases his best friend, a man attempts to fix his mistake.
- "Once Upon a Time at the Oakmont" (7,204 words) - To be published in Fantasy Magazine, October. Genre: F. A woman is afraid for the man she loves in a building in which multiple time periods meet.
Additional story links will be added as they are published.
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