Happy to tell you all that my poem “After Pandora” will be published in an upcoming issue of Mythic Delirium.
I’m pleased to announce that my science fiction short story “Breaking” placed third in the Parsec Ink 2017 short story contest.
Walking on Knives, my queer Little Mermaid reimagining, is now available for preorder from the publisher, Less Than Three Press! I’ll let you know when it goes up on Amazon, but in the meantime, here’s the link! It’s discounted to just $1.69, and is available in Mobipocket (Kindle), EPUB, and PDF formats!
My f/f bisexual little mermaid novelette, Walking on Knives, will appear in July this year from Less Than Three Press. Preorder here!
I’m organizing a blog tour and other promotional events, so expect to see more about the story as the release date draws nearer. For today, I’ve got a brand-new excerpt (read a previous one here and add the ebook on Goodreads). Here’s the opening! (warning for dubious consent)
“You wanted this,” the sea-witch murmured. “You made the bargain, you agreed to pay the price.”
The little mermaid nodded mutely. She tried to look everywhere but at the sea-witch: at the crags carved with unconscious artistry by endless waves, at the pale moving lights cast by monsters of the deep, at the black infinity that stretched inward into the bowels of the cave. But tangled black hair and hard scales came between her and the rest of her world.
Sun-starved, chill, she submitted to the sea-witch’s touch.
I am pleased to announce that my little mermaid f/f novelette, formerly under contract with Torquere Press, will be published by Less Than Three Press. Preorder here!
A fairy tale romance based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”– with a happy ending that may not be what you expect.
The little mermaid has no idea that as she makes her way on land, she’s being watched over by the sister of the very witch with whom she made her bargain. She has no idea that the witch’s sister is falling in love with her.
When the prince decides to marry another woman, the little mermaid’s secret helper offers her a chance to live. But the price may be too high…
My poem “Sita, Leaving” is up this week at Through the Gate.
Yes, it’s been a while since I last posted here- but that should change. I just finished Erin Bow’s The Swan Riders, sequel to The Scorpion Rules, and will be reviewing it soon. In the meantime, have a teaser for my f/f mermaid story, “Walking on Knives.”
It will be out as an ebook from Torquere in February 2017. It will be out as an ebook from Less Than Three Press on July 26th, 2017 and can be preordered here.
Here’s a preview- the little mermaid’s first encounter with birds and the concept of flight. The other half of the f/f pair isn’t in this bit, unfortunately, though you do get to meet the prince (who quotes the ancient Greek poet Alcman on kingfishers):
“My lady, listen.” The prince held a finger to his lips. She didn’t know what she was meant to be hearing–everything here was hushed, the still air, the carpet of old twigs and leaves. Slowly patterns emerged: squeaks like the gabbling of dolphins and every now and then a long high rattle. She revolved, seeing only the trees on one side and the path to the beach, with a cottage beside it, on the other.
She could feel the prince’s gaze on her. Her eyes had widened, and her hands came up in excited gesticulation. He understood her without words.
“Look up,” he whispered, pointing at the branches that interwove above them. Something blue and impossible streaked through the air.
“A kingfisher,” he said, and sang a line or two of verse. “‘His heart fearless, the holy sea-blue bird.’ You’re not from around here, are you?”
She scarcely registered the question. Head tilted back, she scanned the obstructed sky for more of the creatures. Air suddenly took on the complexity, the bounty of the sea.
A little brown meteor flew past; it came to rest on a low branch, and she examined its squid-like beak and mysterious texture–a thousand soft, elongated scales covered its breast and its– fins? arms? A miracle, in this gravity-bound, depthless world.