Published Short Work

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.


Christinea poem inspired by the Parker-Hulme Murder. (The Five-2)

Phantoman acrostic poem about possession. (Arsenika)

Demon at My Windowpoem about a little girl capturing a demon. (FIYAH)

Come to Medialogue between a space cadet and planet. (Anathema Spec from the Margins)


To Carve Home in Your Bonesdark 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 Whitedark fantasy about emotional vampire sisters on a road trip to kill their dad. (Fantasy Magazine)

It Came Gentlyscience fiction flash first contact story about a world gone dry and saved by a mysterious aquafer that moves and changes. (Lightspeed Magazine)

Unwantedsscience 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 Pewdark gay sci-fi story about two friends who play video games as a way of coping. (The Ghostlight Theater)

A Crisisscience fiction story that reflects on the difficulties of the future and self. (Vice)

Lucky Number 8dark 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)

Select Nonfiction

The Perfect Escape: What Goes into Designing Cozy Life Sim GamesArticle 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 CloudsI’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 Carea 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 Podcastssocially conscious true crime podcasts. (Discover Pods)

Using Dialogue to Show Character Growthtutorial on how to show character development through dialogue. (Writer’s Digest)

Getting Out of the Slush Piletips 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 Horroran 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 Codewriting craft article about what I learned about story from designing my first game. (The Writer)

Your Guide to Africanfuturist Science Fictiona primer for the africanfuturist literature published in Tordotcom. (

A Complete Self-Editing Guide for the Successful Writeran in-depth guide to self-editing fiction and nonfiction novels for professional publication. (Better Humans)

What Communities Can Domy 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 Feteā„¢ by R. S. A. Garcia– time traveling list story.

Heavy Possessions by Seoung Kimstory 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 Curtisstory 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 Triantafylloucannibal short story about a woman who must use her grandmother’s magic to save her. (Strange Horizons)

Spirochete by Anneke Schwobpossession 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 Guideflash fiction in list form of how to create a poltergeist rose. (Strange Horizons)

Apparition Literary Magazine: Contamination IssueI served as guest editor on a themed issue featuring both stories and poems

What Anger Builds and Breaks by Devin Millerstory 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 Podcastwork as an associate editor selecting stories for publication

Fireside Fiction January 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Fireside Fiction February 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Fireside Fiction March 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Editorials, Reviews, Featured In, & Interviews

20 Must Read Online Literary Journals

Charles Payseur Reviews Short Fiction: Diabolical Plots, Lightspeed, Fantasy and F&SF

Guest Editor Q&A: Aigner Loren Wilson

Review of my novelette ‘To Carve Home in Your Bones’ in Amazing Stories Magazine

Review of ‘To Carve Home in Your Bones’ by First Step

Goodreads Reviews of ‘To Carve Home in Your Bones’

Review of ‘To Carve Home in Your Bones’ by Black Gate