“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)
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…. And glob, you should just read this one and experience it. A fantastic start to the issue!”
Essays and Articles
“Using Twitter as an Author,” The BIPOC Bookshelf, March 2021.
“The Fiction of Peace, the Fantasy of War,” Fantasy Magazine, April 2021.
“WWXD: A Warrior’s Path of Reflection and Redemption,” Uncanny Magazine. (forthcoming)
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