Short Fiction

Your Eyes, My Beacon: Being an Account of Several Misadventures and How I Found My Way Home,” Uncanny Magazine, May 2022. (also on audio, with interview.)
(8700 words/1:17:00 – fantasy: pirates, queer, dysfunctional lovers doing their best, magic lighthouse keepers)

The Captain and the Quartermaster,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, March 2021. (also on audio.)
(5700 words/45 minutes – fantasy/military fantasy: silk/steel pairing; civil war; long-term relationships)

“After the Birds and the Bees Have Gone On,” Glitter and Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn’t Die, Sept 2020.
(750 words – post-apocalyptic/fantasy: winged people; wingless people; Jamaica Kincaid homage; coming of age)

You Perfect, Broken Thing,” Uncanny #32, Jan/Feb 2020.
(3700 words – science fiction/dystopia: personal training, disease, race for the cure, family, tough mudder-ish obstacle course, rock climbing)

Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #296, Jan 2020. (also on audio.)
(5600 words/42 minutes – high fantasy: pirates, queer love, ocean goddess, magic)

The Cook,” Uncanny #22May/June 2018
(900 words – high fantasy: food, love, war)

Review by Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews: “I love the amount of romance and emotion that the story fits into such a small span, and it’s a testament to the writing (which instantly conjures up a scene very familiar to fantasy fans but with a new depth and aroma) that I got so invested in this relationship to the point that the turn, when it comes, shook me.”

Burning Season,” PodCastle #519, April 2018
(5600 words/48 minutes – high fantasy: colonial resistance, colonial linguistics lite, betrayed love, language magic, book burning)

Sisyphus,FIYAH #4 (Roots), October 2017
(4400 words – science fiction: future American civil war, elite soldiers, sketchy bootcamp)

Review by Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews: “I love the way the story builds up, how it just keeps hitting with emotional bombshells, reaching an ending that is devastating and powerful and just, well, yeah…. you should just read this one and experience it. A fantastic start to the issue!”


Essays and Articles

The Crosses We Bear: The Butch Martyr in SFF,”, March 2022. (note: spoilers for The Traitor Baru Cormorant and Gideon the Ninth)
“First Came the Word,” Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, vol. 2. Mar 2022. (On using in-world texts for worldbuilding)
WWXD: A Warrior’s Path of Reflection and Redemption,Uncanny Magazine, July/August 2021.
The Fiction of Peace, the Fantasy of War,Fantasy Magazine, April 2021.
Using Twitter as an Author,” The BIPOC Bookshelf, March 2021.

Five Things I Learned Writing The Unbroken @ Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds
My Favorite Bit (of The Unbroken) @ Mary Robinette Kowal’s My Favorite Bit
The Big Idea (of The Unbroken) @ Scalzi’s The Big Idea

4 thoughts on “Publications

  1. Fantastic job. All the stories were enjoyable and I hope you post more soon. Your class has been invaluable to me as a writer, and I hope you’ll remember your startpage duckbois. Merci.

    1. Thanks, Enj. I hope you’re well. If you want more teacher stuff/advice, you can pop over to my other site, Hope to see you there. -Cherae

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