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Hybrid Published in Black Girl Magic Lit Mag

My short story, Hybrid, has been published in Issue#5 of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. This issue, dubbed the 2017 All SciFi Issue, invited stories with the theme New Year, New Worlds. Hybrid takes place in the not-so-distant future. Humanity is beginning to branch out into the solar system and one aspiring astronaut is about to catch a glimpse of what’s waiting for us out there in the universe when she confronts a monstrous ghost…

The Lore of Hegira

“The Lore of Hegira” includes the series of short and serial stories about certain denizens of a ship named Hegira. Hegira is a behemoth, home to thousands of sapient alien races. The ship of legend, left behind by a nearly extinct race of beings called Starchasers, is a powerhouse barreling across galaxies. Many seek to take control of the leviathan, but to rule this ship, one must control her pilot. Slumfairy Bex Atria is many…

A New Place to Read My Stories

I’ve made a new website to share all my Spec Fic webserials and free short fiction in one place. The site is www.specfics.com The following stories are ongoing: Blood Binds What if you could hop across dimensions? Would you spend fifty years slumming it in a backwater world where few believe in magic or even the multiverse? Would you befriend a vampire because he happens to be the doppelganger of your dead child? Helioselene is…

Sea Witch Song, a Novelette

When I set out to do NaNoWriMo this year, I wasn’t sure how far I would get with my story. I certainly didn’t expect said story to rapidly escalate and end way under 50 thousand words. I went with the flow, quit NaNoWriMo, and spent the rest of November editing and polishing the story. The result is my newly published novelette, Sea Witch Song. Sea Witch Song Tarah Jackson died at sea. Her secret lover,…

Poems for the End of the World

~ Sonnet ~ Dust We Become When wither winds fell our brittle towers And come the dread horsemen, devoid of mirth trampling to dust the ill-fated flowers, Misery descends upon the cold earth; When dark are the angels, fallen from grace To ashes they burn our earthly treasures And if all hope is lost without a trace Will we remember life’s simple pleasures? Though the aging star bows lowly to weep And cruel cold cuts…

Lightning

If I am struck down, let it be by a thought so magnificent it changes the shape and texture of the universe; If I am broken, let be under the weight of the words of a poet, overcome by passion and madness; If I change, let it be because I am evolving, not because I’ve been tread upon or defeated; If I am to be saved, let it be by that which is in me,…

Review: Apex Magazine, November 2016 Issue

Each month, Apex Magazine serves up a delightful bounty of provocative stories and poems, as well as interviews and glorious cover art. The November 2016 issue, with cover art by Ania Tomicka, certainly follows this trend. E. Catherine Tobler’s “Every Winter” is a haunting and consuming piece of work that grabs hold of you and begs to be devoured from beginning to end. Onu-Okpara Chiamaka’s “When She Comes” presents Death personified in a most unexpected…

Nearly Drowning Was Good for Me

Some time ago, I went to the beach and learned something valuable that really stuck with me. I was knee deep in the water. The waves were rough. It was hard to stand in the water without getting knocked off my feet. In fact, I did at one point. It was a little frightening because getting back up without getting dragged under by the boisterous waves was harder than I expected. Somehow, I regained my…

On the Brink – Cover Redesign

I have uploaded a new cover for my ebook, On the Brink. On the Brink is a humble little omnibus of my short science fiction, horror, and urban fiction. Some of the stories included might have a familiar ring to them, as I have shared them on my blog and made them available as one-shot downloads previously. This omnibus is more or less an introduction to my work for those who haven’t downloaded the one-shots…

What Genre is my NaNoWriMo Novel?

NaNoWriMo begins in three days and I’m all set to begin. I think that my NaNoWriMo novel is something of a departure from my usual stuff but it promises to be loads of fun to write. There’s just one tiny problem. I can’t decide whether this story is science fiction or horror. Premise Sea Witch Song Tarah Jackson died at sea. Her secret lover, Uma Brown, attends the funeral with no choice but to bottle…

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