Last update: 1/2023
To see all published stories from 2022, check out my monthly posts sharing links to where you can find my stories.
Phantom– an acrostic poem about possession. (Arsenika)
Demon at My Window– poem about a little girl capturing a demon. (FIYAH)
Come to Me– dialogue between a space cadet and planet. (Anathema Spec from the Margins)
To Carve Home in Your Bones– dark fantasy about a shipwrecked swim team trying to make a home on a dangerous and terrifying island in a world where trauma monsters burst from your skin whenever you’re injured or afraid. (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
The Black and White– dark fantasy about emotional vampire sisters on a road trip to kill their dad. (Fantasy Magazine)
It Came Gently– science fiction flash first contact story about a world gone dry and saved by a mysterious aquafer that moves and changes. (Lightspeed Magazine)
Unwanteds– science fiction story where a homeless man reaches out to his estranged daughter to help him solve a haunting. (NIGHTLIGHT)
Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences- horror story written like a news article reporting on a haunting. (NIGHTLIGHT)
Pew Pew– dark gay sci-fi story about two friends who play video games as a way of coping. (The Ghostlight Theater)
A Crisis– science fiction story that reflects on the difficulties of the future and self. (Vice)
Lucky Number 8– dark science fiction story about a young man searching for the ghost of his dead brother in the stars while battling racism and homophobia in 1950s New Jersey. (Beyond Ballyhoo: Carnival Themed Speculative Fiction)
The Perfect Escape: What Goes into Designing Cozy Life Sim Games– Article on the mechanics and art of cozy life sim games and their effects on players. (The Washington Post)
Book Review of Premee Mohamed’s Annual Migration of Clouds– I’m a reviewer for Lightspeed Magazine and had the pleasure of reading this wonderful novella about leaving and home. (Lightspeed Magazine)
Cozy Management Games Remind Us How to Care– a reported article with interviews from narrative designers and an art director behind several triple A games, asking and answering the question what is it about cozy management games and their ability to teach us how to care. (WIRED)
The 20 Best True Crime Podcasts– socially conscious true crime podcasts. (Discover Pods)
Using Dialogue to Show Character Growth– tutorial on how to show character development through dialogue. (Writer’s Digest)
Getting Out of the Slush Pile– tips from my work as an editor and judge of how to get out of the slush pile for fiction writers. (The Writer)
The Heartbeat of Horror– an interview with horror writer Cass Khaw. (Tor Nightfire)
Does She Make You Scream?– a write up of the term horror babe and what it means for the horror genre. (Tor Nightfire)
Cracking the Code– writing craft article about what I learned about story from designing my first game. (The Writer)
Your Guide to Africanfuturist Science Fiction– a primer for the africanfuturist literature published in Tordotcom. (Tor.com)
A Complete Self-Editing Guide for the Successful Writer– an in-depth guide to self-editing fiction and nonfiction novels for professional publication. (Better Humans)
What Communities Can Do– my experience finding community within the speculative fiction writing community and the benefits of it. (SFWA Blog)
Has Anyone Actually Had Any Success Saging Their Home? By T. Takeda Wise– someone tries to clear themselves of a haunting.
Our Heartstrings Howl the Moon by Eleanna Castroianni– child abductions during wartime and how they band together to survive.
A Love Letter Written at the Heat Death of the Universe by Aimee Ogden– flash story from one entity to another during a universe’s last moments.
Born from the Drowning Forest by James Rowland– a woman finds her daughter from another universe in a forest being slowly swallowed by rising water.
12 Things a Trini Should Know Before Travelling to a Back in Times Fete™ by R. S. A. Garcia– time traveling list story.
Heavy Possessions by Seoung Kim– story about a fake shaman who ends up getting possessed by a real spirit and helps them move on. (Strange Horizons)
Objects of Value by AnaMaria Curtis– story about a woman who can transfer memories from object to object having to leave her home as it falls out of the sky. (Strange Horizons)
Bonesoup by Eugenia Triantafyllou– cannibal short story about a woman who must use her grandmother’s magic to save her. (Strange Horizons)
Spirochete by Anneke Schwob– possession short story about a woman watching her girlfriend slowly become possessed by a demon. (Strange Horizons)
The Poltergeist Rose: An Instructional by J.G. Lynas Guide– flash fiction in list form of how to create a poltergeist rose. (Strange Horizons)
Apparition Literary Magazine: Contamination Issue– I served as guest editor on a themed issue featuring both stories and poems
What Anger Builds and Breaks by Devin Miller– story about queer found family and using a storm built of anger to rescue dead love. (Strange Horizons)
Annunciation by P. Akasaka– story about a woman becoming pregnant with a language. (Strange Horizons)
NIGHTLIGHT Horror Podcast– work as an associate editor selecting stories for publication
Fireside Fiction January 2022– I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems
Fireside Fiction February 2022– I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems
Fireside Fiction March 2022– I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems