Short Stories

This is a catalog of my published short fiction, with links to where each story can be read.

“The Gwyddien and the Raven Fiend” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies issue #316

Enchantment perches like a crow over the village of Nyth Fran. The Gray Lady, the fae queen of walls between the worlds, will not abide its continued existence. Her Gwyddien, Llewyn ab Arnall, One Born of Trees, is sent to destroy it, and uncovers dark secrets in so doing. Read for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

“Into the Roots of the World, Bearing Light” in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

The serpent burrowed in the roots of the world has woken. Ice giants assault the lower realms. A nightmare that Eylis–wife of the hero Aryk, sworn to aid the gods in their quest to make the serpent sleep again–must reckon with, and accept, before the world ends. Read for free in the IMGS Archives!

“The Iron Eels” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies issue #283

When the destruction of a nearby magical refinery threatens his village, an old veteran is pressured to collaborate and monitor his neighbors for corruption. Read for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

“The Wyvern Rider and Those of the Land” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies issue #258 

The Captain is a being of four symbiotic souls–wind, fire, earth, and water. When a mysterious machine-cult steals their soul of wind, they embark on a quest through the skies above the understorm. Read for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

“An Empty Cup” in Deep Magic: Summer 2018

Everyone on Eastwind Island is born with a zephyr that hangs over their shoulder and grants them a magical talent when they come of age. Everyone had high expectations for Eshi, but his zephyr is a shape no one has seen before, and his talent never seems to manifest. Will he ever find his place? Listen to “An Empty Cup” on Podcastle!

“The Minarets of An-Zabat” in Writers of the Future Volume 34

An imperial sorcerer is assigned to the conquered city of An-Zabat and becomes fascinated with the mysterious Windcallers. Curiosity leads to friendship, then to love, and forces him to reconcile with the contradictions of his own identity and past.

“The Broken Karwaneer” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies issue #231 

A story of survival in a fantasy world coming apart at the seams. Read for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

“The Game of Games” in Pirates and Ghosts from Flame Tree Press. 

In the game of games you might win anything from wealth to godhood, but the wise consider what they might lose.

“Her Silver Chains” in Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales 3 from Scablands Books 

Each month, Klara must spend a night in the keeping room. The latch is wrought iron, and unlocked. It is too complex for claws, and who in their right mind would release a virgin under the full moon?