Stories & Short Fiction
"Honor Among Thieves," Cosmic Menagerie (Black Ink Fiction)
A (mostly) straight-arrow charterboat captain and her rag-tag band of associates as they charter a risky galactic outing to view the elusive astro-maritime creatures known as nebula sharks. But the risk is rarely worth the reward, as Captain Emerson quickly finds out.
"Consequences," Truth or Dare (Black Ink Fiction)
"Prophet," Odd Playthings: Tales of Toys and Terror (Black Ink Fiction)
"Flight 457 to Portland," It Was All a Dream: Bad Horror Tropes Done Right, (Hungry Shadows Press) [forthcoming]
"Home Is Where Your Hearts Are," Monsters A-Z: Aliens (Raven and Drake Publishing) [repub.]
"Leviathan," Dark Secrets (Madhouse Books Publishing) [forthcoming]
"Burnt Heart, Bound Feet," Silver Webb's All Hallows Eve (The Santa Barbara Literary Journal) [repub.]
"No Room for Valor," JukePop Serials
"Dancing in the Dark," Unveiled Secrets (Fantasia Divinity Magazine)
"The Kissing Machine," Science Fiction Romance Quarterly (now The Galaxy Express), Issue #2
A steampunk romance where a young tinker loses herself in her world of tools, only to find that the human heart is more complex a machine than she gave it credit for.
"Thief," Literary Juice, Aug. 2013
"The Death of Santa Clause," Strange Christmas (Whortleberry Press)
"Katrina Jones," Lamplit Underground, July 28, 2015
"Burnt Heart, Bound Feet" The Astounding Outpost
"Nixed," Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Issue #62
"Swimming the Seams" and "The Lament" [repub.], Tailfins & Sealskins: An Anthology of Water Lore (Three Drops Press)
From "Honor Among Thieves":
"They'd found it. Maisee's monitoring was nearly never wrong and the source was obviously reliable, but even Emerson had been a little doubtful they'd actually arrive at the right place at the right time.
The nebula shark glided over the bio bubble. Its body was a swirling, shifting mass of gasses that flowed over itself in magenta-, lilac-, and blue-colored clouds. The mouth, always open, always searching, showed the black gap of space between its jaws. The tail moved in long strokes that left behind small streaks of ionized dust particulate.
And it was huge..."
"U is for...," E is for Evil (World Weaver Press)
"Q is for...," F is for Fairy (Poise and Pen Publishing)
"Home is Where Your Hearts Are," Alien Dimensions Magazine, Issue #12
"A Good Barter," Creatures (Tell-Tale Press)
"The Lament," Fantastic Frontiers, Issue #1
"The Collection," Beorh Quarterly, Winter 2013 C.E. Issue
"Mexican Spiny Pocket Mouse," Cross Review & Reading Series
"The True Defense/Admission of Bill B.," True Truth Series, Vol. #1
A two-way poem, when read from top-to-bottom, you have "The True Defense of Bill B.," but when read in reverse you have "The Admission of Bill B."
"Reboot Your Novel with the Short-Story Remedy," Writer Unboxed blog
"It's Not Me, It's the Story," Writer Unboxed blog
"My Tween Daughter Is Growing Up So Fast," Your Teen for Parents magazine
"Mom Life: Parenting Tweens Can Be a Struggle," Your Teen for Parents magazine
"Managing Your Tween’s Big Emotions in Troubled Times," Your Teen for Parents magazine
"Random Acts of Kindness in an Unkind World," Your Teen for Parents magazine