The anthology "ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare" is now available, and my uneasy little fable "Alabaster Cities" is in it. My author interview, talking about Christianity, solidarity, and alternatives to consumerism is on the blog page linked here, and information about how to order the book is on the home page. Half the … Continue reading Solidarity and its opposites
My story "On Our Hands" will appear in the April issue of "After Dinner Conversation," which collects short stories to spark long discussions on ethics. The narrator describes the day when her great-niece and great-nephew turned up on opposite sides of a tense political rally; of her unusual plan for stopping the rally turning into … Continue reading Can we all just get along? Should we?
My odd little fable "Ekte's Mirror" appears in the first volume of Owen Wears' "The New Exterus: The Journal of the Speculative, the Fantastic, and the Bizarre." Ekte is an enchanted smith and a wonder-worker whose creations are shaped exactly to meet the demands of customers.... but not necessarily quite in the way they imagine. … Continue reading Do you get what you pay for?
My first publication this year: The Scribe Anthology from Breaking Rules Publishing includes my short story "The Four Last Sings." This... pacifist communitarian survivalist story? inspirational post-apocalyptic Christian lesbian love story? begins, "On the third morning of the apocalypse, Arlie painted “WELCOME” in straggling rainbow capitals on the side of the rabbit shed that faced … Continue reading Love across the lines
Mysterion publishes thought-provoking Christian speculative short stories, and I'm grateful that that includes two of mine. Now, as soon as I say "Christian speculative stories" I find myself wanting to add an asterisk. Mysterion's tales aren't the kind where all the good brave loving upstanding people are Christians and all the other people are occult … Continue reading Mysterion 2: stories of miracle, magic,mystery, and madness…