Publications

Fiction

  • Forthcoming:  “Gallows Humor (Upon Finding Jimbo’s Body),” 42 Stories Anthology.
  • Fellscorpe and the Wishing Well,” Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Issue 42. Adrian Simmons, David Farney, William Ledbetter, James Frederick William Rowe, Barbara Barrett, and Arien Skiba, eds. (November 2019)
    • Excerpt:  “I’ve faced rivals including sorcerers on a rampage and armored beasts as thick as ten knights.  But I don’t recall my heart racing quite like this…”
  • “Bone Chill of a Too-Wide Smile,” Thrilling Words, Eric Kimball, Jason Stawsburg, Daniel Hoagland, eds. (October 2019)
    • Excerpt:  “This newcomer’s emerald and ebon checkers, from tights to cap, blended in so well with the quilt that one could hardly tell where the bed ended and the fool began…”
  • Neck of the Woods,” Thrilling Words, Eric Kimball, Jason Stawsburg, Daniel Hoagland, eds. (October 2019)
    • Excerpt:  “Cara lifted the mushroom cap and stared at its underside.  Innumerous indentations faced her like long, skinny, stretched mouths, row upon row, dangerous as shark teeth…”
  • Sasha’s Pattern, Sonia’s Edge,” Apparition Literary Magazine, Ambition issue. Tacoma Tomilson, Rebecca Bennett, Clarke Doty, and Amy Henry Robinson, eds. (April 2019)
    • Excerpt:  “I thought of the cute indentations in my fingertips from certain game pieces after I moved them across a board. And Sasha’s laughter as I clumsily shuffled cards. I wanted to be at the forefront of the science bringing those details to the virtual gaming world…”
  • Origin Story,” Story Seed Vault, Alex Massey, ed. (February 2019)
  • “Exchange,” Factor Four Magazine, issue 3, Richard Flores IV, ed. (October 2018)
    • Excerpt:  “I flung my backpack onto his bed and stepped back as it bobbed on the mattress.  A waterbed.  Then I noticed the teal plastic seaweed scattered among his bookshelves like houseplants…”
  • “My Little Sugar Plum,” Nothing’s Sacred Vol. 4, Nathon Allen Balka, ed. Jack of No Trades Productions. (October 2018)
    • Excerpt:  “ ‘For why else,’ I called, ‘do children come to my candy house unless they want some sweets?  Unless, of course, they mean to throw rocks at my candy house.’  I knew the third reason they came…”
  • “Little Seed,” Triangulation: Appetites, Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym, eds. Parsec Ink. (July 2017)
    • Excerpt:  “I had to sit next to a man on the barge yesterday whose aura glowed a deep red and tasted bitter…”
  • “Venom in the Cloud Forest,” Myriad Lands: Volume 2: Beyond the Edge, David Stokes, ed. Guardbridge Books. (July 2016)
    • Excerpt:  “Now Acoti knelt, dug his fingers into the soggy dirt, and yelled, ‘I never poisoned anyone!’  His voice echoed off the mountainside.  The cloud forest around him rustled in apparent mockery.  The constant mist at this altitude sent beads of water sliding down the tree trunks and pooling on the orchids, like his sweat from the poison fever…”
    • Reprinted in Pioneers & Pathfinders, Jessica Augustsson, ed. JayHenge Publishing. (August 2019)
  • “Eyes Met and Unmeeting,” Santa Clara Review, Fall/Winter 2002-2003
    • Excerpt:  “I’ve been sitting here for the past ten minutes at least, thinking about my wife, and he’s been waiting patiently across from me, barely making a sound.  Almost no sound at all.  It’s not the sound that distracts me, though.  It’s the way he keeps brushing his thumb across his lip as he studies me …”

Poetry

  • Calypso, Riddled,” NonBinary Review Issue #22 (The Odyssey) and Alphanumeric podcast, Lise Quintana and Kolleen Carney Hoepfner, eds. Zoetic Press. (September 2019)
  • “The Geologist Speaks,” Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Science & Science Fiction issue, James Frederick William Rowe, ed. (June/July 2019)
  • “Crocodilian,” Civilized Beasts Vol. III, Laura Govednik and Vincent Corbeau, eds. Weasel Press. (September 2018)
  • “To the Hillslope,” Santa Clara Review, Spring/Summer 2004
  • “Anthem for the Autumn,” Santa Clara Review, Fall/Winter 2003-2004
  • “Last Night a Hundred Verse Reigned Free,” Santa Clara Review, Fall/Winter 2002-2003
  • “Fluctuate (The Darkest Sol),” Santa Clara Review, Fall/Winter 2001-2002

Non-Fiction