My story, A Shining Knight, is in the new issue of J Journal: New Writing on Justice. Thank you to editors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman for publishing it!
Norse Gods, Venice Beach in Joyland Retro Five
Happy to share that my Norse Gods, Venice Beach story was picked for inclusion in Retro Five: Selections from Joyland Magazine. Thank you, Joyland!
Ungnyeo, a 7×7 collaboration with artist Rachel Egan
Iâ€™m so excited to share Ungnyeo, the product of a wonderful 14-day collaboration I did back in July with Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Egan. Big thanks to editor Lisa Locascio for introducing me to Axel Wilhite, who co-founded 7×7 along with Amy Bonnaffons. Inspired by the surrealist game of exquisite corpses, 7×7 pairs together a writer and artist. Over a two week period, the participants take turns sending each other work to create an improvised narrative. With Rachel, we came up with what became Ungnyeo.
Not only was I given the opportunity to collaborate with another artist (something I always wanted to do but had no idea how to initiate), I got to play with and retell Korean mythology, specifically the Dangun creation myth that involves Ungnyeo, the bear that became a woman. In that story, there was a tiger that wanted and did not end up becoming human. I always wondered why a bear and tiger would desire to be human.
Check out the gorgeously designed 7×7 site. They post new collaborations every Thursday, and Iâ€™m really curious to see how this magazine will grow over time.
Pluto – Flash Fiction Podcast at Cast of Wonders
My flash fiction story, Pluto, is now available as a podcast at Cast of Wonders. It features a failed space trip to retrieve Poseidon’s triton, a stopover in Pluto, and the discovery of dinosaurs. This piece was originally published in Lightning Cake last year, and I’m really glad it found a second home here. M.K. Hobson performs the reading. The Cast of WondersÂ podcast, which focuses on YA speculative fiction, is edited by Marguerite Kenner.
Norse Gods, Venice Beach, and Joyland
Joyland published my short story, Norse Gods, Venice Beach. Post-Ragnarok, the gods prepare to meet at Idavoll. Hod is assigned to distribute the rings that will grant the gods passage. Her brothers–Hermod, Thor, Vidar, Vali, and Balder–start coming by her house in the Venice Canals to say hello.
This story was edited by Lisa Locascio, Joyland’s Los Angeles editor, who has a story herself that I really love called Barri Gotic, revolving around an English professor’s trip to Barcelona. Very funny, and very honest in its yearning.
Little Sisters like Triceratops and Foliate Oak
My Little Sister, Madeline is in the February issue of Foliate Oak.
Fail Again, Fail Better with a Purple Painted House
Happy to share my flash fiction story, Purple Painted House, which was published at Failbetter magazine. In PPH, Bree goes with her father to Mexico to build a house. It is not a trip she volunteered for.
Lightning Cake and Compsognathus on Pluto
Lightning Cake published my flash story Pluto! Sarah and her space crew stop on lush Pluto for a much-needed respite. Things start off innocently enough when they befriend a tiny compsognathus.
Read my story Pluto here. And be sure to check out the rest of The Moon Cake, aka the second edition of Lightning Cake. A Tumblr-based magazine of illustrated flash fiction, they haveÂ lots of pretty and whimsical stories.
SeveralÂ of my personal favorites:
Cumulus by L. Chapman.
The Wallpaper Must Go by Rebecca Emanuelsen.
My Mars Base by Trevor Shikaze.
Lucy and Eve Go Out For Coffee in the Land of the Dead by Emily Beyda.
In addition to tiny speculative stories, Lightning Cake has art! This issue’s storiesÂ were illustrated by Scotland-based artist Jen Muir.
Mermaids like Onion Rings and Mirror Dance
The summer issue of Mirror Dance includes my story, The City of Lonely Lights. It involves mermaids, a chemist, and a lover with an otherworldly secret. This story originally appeared in a longer form in the British Fantasy Societyâ€™s BFS Journal.
A Buckeye Mocha for The Good Men Project
The Good Men Project published my story, Something Simple, Something Complicated, on Friday. Lucy Hayek meets Zack when she moves to Columbus for graduate school. Things start out simple between them, until things become more complicated. Thanks to Fiction Editor Matthew Salesses for selecting it.