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I'm a speculative fiction author who tends to write dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.
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"Miracle Material," (reprint) will appear in Scary Dairy's Mother's Revenge anthology, a collection of eco-horror.
When manufacturers think they've found the perfect material, it soon becomes more common than plastic. That's when the troubles start.
ETA October 31, 2017
"Belongings," (reprint) will appear in Digital Fiction Publishing Corp's Killing It Softly 2 anthology, a collection of horror by female authors.
Long ago and far away, the alabaster knife had held pride of place in a sunlit kitchen. Then came the death of the knife's owner, the inheritance, and the abusive neglect that scarred the alabaster handle and pitted the steel blade with speckles of rust. The knife endured, only to be passed along to the second-hand shop and the pawn shops. Then came the rubbish and the rag-picker and the bum and--finally!--the girl with small, cool hands who handed a couple of dollars to a bum, plucked the alabaster knife from his grimy hands, and carried it inside.
Publication Date TBD, likely 2018
"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.
All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.
4th Street Fantasy Convention