Upon Reading and Change

Like most people, my social life shifted dramatically during the pandemic. I became closer to the people with whom I could interact with well online. Some in-person friendships faded. Some remote friendships became more important. In some ways, this accelerated some changes in my social life that were already underway, as I move into aContinue reading “Upon Reading and Change”

$5 Theater + Fake-German!

My short multimedia play “Totenwascher” runs May 6-9 as a part of the 2021 Out of Ink Festival. Tickets are wicked cheap, starting at $5. Runtime for synchronous content is about one hour. You’ll also receive asynchronous content, some of which even comes in the mail – including your very own plague mask! The titleContinue reading “$5 Theater + Fake-German!”

Pandemic and the TBR Pile

Not to brag here… but some of us have actually read some of the books in our longstanding TBR pile during this pandemic. Some of my favorites of the past year: Special props to Dexter Palmer’s Mary Toft; or, the Rabbit Queen, a historical novel set in 1700s England, about a woman who fooled fiveContinue reading “Pandemic and the TBR Pile”

“Contract Witch” at Fireside

My story “Contract Witch” goes up at Fireside today! It’s a 6-minute read about Python, atmospheric carbon, and the sprint ceremony from hell. Please, share it with a software developer in your life. It’s been a strange month to have three short stories to promote. They also happen to be the first three short storiesContinue reading ““Contract Witch” at Fireside”

New Short Stories

I have two flash pieces that have appeared already this month. Today, my piece “The Modern Witch’s Recipe for Enemy Pie” appears in Daily Science Fiction. And at the beginning of the month, “How To Safely Engage in Telepathy with the Dolphins of Ocean Paradise” ran in Zooscape. They’re both short, humorous pieces with aContinue reading “New Short Stories”

2020 Short Fiction Stats

(This is not an eligibility post, because both the pieces I sold this year are set to run in 2021.) I’ve always found it helpful to see writers’ submission stats, on account of how it offers so much insight into the actual acceptance rate of folks who are out there publishing and working. Here’s aContinue reading “2020 Short Fiction Stats”