UPCOMING RELEASES
"What Lies Beyond the Edge" forthcoming in a collection from Stupefying Stories, no date yet.
"The Bottom of the World" forthcoming in a collection from Stupefying Stories, no date yet.
"Recalling Heaven" forthcoming in a collection from Stupefying Stories, no date yet.

Science Fiction
"Tied to the Tracks" in Andromeda Spaceways issue 67, June 2017.
Her dark eyes studied him calmly, as if being tied to railroad tracks in the African desert was an everyday occurrence.

"Polyglot" in Ares Magazine, Issue 4, September 2016.
“Can you speak our language?” said Russo.
After a long pause, the girl said, “I can speak any language.”

"The Secret of the Lost Eagle" in 365 Tomorrows, March 2016.
The Director was old enough to be her father. In his youth, a theft of this magnitude would have been inconceivable.

“Braking thruster. Major malfunction. Explosion. Lost two solar spines. Have attitude control now. Overshot Mars."

Behind free-fall restraint grills lay stacks of magazines with names like “Amazing” and “Astounding.” And a complete Encyclopedia Britannica.

Illustrated by Lewis Morley.
Spread-eagled, she slammed against the hatch.

"Museum Man" in Electric Spec, February 2015.
"What year do you think this is?"

"Dreadnought Under Ice" in Abyss & Apex, January 2015.
He wasn't the only thing moving beneath the ice on Europa.

"Kites and Orchids" in Electric Spec, August 2014
"So safe a girl can fly it to school without the governess." - Nikola Tesla, before his tragic jetpack accident.

"The Maltese Pterodactyl" in Bastion Science Fiction Magazine,  July 2014.
Available from weightlessbooks or amazon
As she tugged gently, she realized the limb wasn't a leg. It was like the wing of a bat. The truth dawned...

"If You Give a Girl a Blaster" in The  Colored Lens, January 2014.
Also on Kindle
Be careful what you ask for...

"The Redmond Tomb Raiders" in Ruined Cities from Deepwood Publishing, November 2013
Taking on Microsoft World HQ with a trebuchet.

Becoming Einstein in Perihelion SF, April 2013
“Looking for your legendary anti-gravity Grail?” she whispered.

"To Titan on the Daily" in Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4, 2011
“I told him I could make him the smartest man in the world.”

"The Watcher" in Mirror Shards: Exploring the Edges of Augmented Reality, 2011
Deep beneath the Indian Ocean, Shabana was scouting for whales.  She found something far more dangerous.

Zorroid in Ideomancer, December 2008
Illegal aliens at the border.  Some more illegal than others.

The Einstein-Rosen Hunter-Gatherer Society, originally  in Helix Speculative Fiction, 2008
What if you only had three days to find a way to save the world?

Tilting at Windmills in Spectra Magazine, Issue 2, 2010
Far from the prison, the Amazon River began to flow backwards.

 No Remorse in Ray Gun Revival #50, January 2009
Two huge moons, an eclipse, and a ride down a tidal waterfall.

 
Alternate History & Steampunk

"Kites and Orchids" in Electric Spec, August 2014
"So safe a girl can fly it to school without the governess." - Nikola Tesla, before his tragic jetpack accident.

Illustrated by L.E. Badillo.
The first steampunk adventure of Sherlock Holmes'  illegitimate daughter, with something strange  in the tunnels under Paris.

Reprinted  in Comets and Criminals, 2014 (including podcast version read by Samuel Mae).
The second steampunk adventure of Sherlock Holmes'  illegitimate daughter, involving a conspiracy by the Sons of Napoleon.

A Chinese steampunk fairy tale.

"One Million Monkeys, Ltd" originally published in Steampunk Tales #3
The queens of Egypt have kidnapped Ada, Countess of Lovelace.

Granny in the Flight Path in Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, Vol. 2, Issue 6
Illustrated by Gary Davis
Grandmother, a little girl, and nuclear-powered aircraft over the North Pole.

Floating off the Edge in Midnight Zoo, Vol. 4, No. 1
Winning World War II with time travel.  Maybe.


Fantasy

"Sacrificial Virgins for Hire" in Plasma Frequency Magazine, January 2016.
(Also available in paperback here: Amazon)
“Frightfully hot near a dragon. Like in a skillet. How many virgins have you rescued?”

"I Will Bring You Home" in The Colored Lens, Winter, 2016.
(The entire story is also available in Amazon's "Look Inside" preview of the Kindle edition.)
Sykeet darted from her hut like a harpoon, flying blind toward the crèche net.

"Dead Fairy Doormat", in the anthology, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court, February 2014. (Full story is in Amazon sample pages.)
The cat had something against fairies.

"Letters", in Plasma Frequency Magazine, February 2014.
Print copy also available on Amazon
A young woman, love letters, and a disapproving dragon.

"Fées des Dents" in Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond anthology, 2013
- ed. Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall.
An earlier version of this story appeared in Electric Spec
AIDS had killed off the last of the true giants a decade ago. All that remained in Sudan were skeletons in crypts.

"Cathedral Rising" in Bibliotheca Fantastica anthology, 2013
- ed. Don Pizarro
As it is written in the Book of Beginnings: ‘The relic came to rest upon a hill. And they opened the doors–’
“The doors ain’t open, is they?” she asked anxiously.

Local Woman Is 69 But Looks 21 in Every Day Fiction, October 2013
“I have many skills. Some the world has forgotten.”

"The Dark Angel and the Witch's Hat" in Bards and Sages Quarterly , July 2012.
16th century England.  A boy meets an angel on a mission.

A Chinese steampunk fairy tale.

The Pareto Principle in Flash Me, Issue 30, 2010
Be careful what you reach for.

Last of the Suncatcher Houses in Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, Vol. 4, No. 5
Illustrated by Kelly Faltermäyer
The house had been waiting for a long time.


Speculative Humor

“Frightfully hot near a dragon. Like in a skillet. How many virgins have you rescued?”

Behind free-fall restraint grills lay stacks of magazines with names like “Amazing” and “Astounding.” And a complete Encyclopedia Britannica.

"We Bring Them Back. For You!" in Strangely Funny  from Mystery and Horror, LLC, 2013
“Ye know about me treasure,” said the captain.

Becoming Einstein in Perihelion SF, April 2013
“Looking for your legendary anti-gravity Grail?” she whispered.

Puppy Love  in Defenestration Magazine, August 2010
Reprinted in Roar 6, July 2015
Love in the ruins of New Orleans.  With dog-people.

Pandora's Blog in Reflection's Edge, September 2009
Somebody has to save the bees.

Googling Tinkerbell in 365 Tomorrows, January 2012
Click if you believe.

The Sunhouse Trap in Science Fiction Age, Vol. 5, No. 4
Illustrated by William Stoneham
Saving the galaxy in spite of Mom.

Fort Apache, the Moon in Centaurus, Vol. 1, No. 2
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
 
Pittsburgh to Mars in Story Rules, Vol. 1, No. 2
The babysitter takes the kids from Pittsburgh to John Carter Land.  On Mars.