Short fiction!

I have over fifty short stories in print, and many of them can be found at my Curious Fictions page, which contains reprints of stories of mine from various print anthologies. Stories are posted for free, and if you like them CF makes it easy to tip. You can also set up a monthly support amount if you want to be notified when I post new stories.

Tor Singles (free online and available for ereaders!)

The wonderful team at has published several of my stories, giving them beautiful covers and making them available for free at their site as well as publishing them in various ebook format. Here’s the full rundown:

Among the Silvering HerdFor centuries, the island nation of Redcap has paid tribute to the powerful nation of Sylvanna. Suffering under the burden of these taxes, the princesses of Redcap summon Gale Feliachild, a wealthy seawoman, to advise them. Political savvy is only one weapon in Gale’s diplomatic arsenal, but she’s up against a Sylvanner ambassador who will push her to the brink . . . or over it.Read it now at! Or get the ebook from MacMillan Books, for Kindle, or via iTunes. “Among the Silvering Herd” is also available for Nook and Kobo
The Ugly Woman of Castello di PuttiThe Castello di Putti has a suggestive sound to it, but don’t be deceived. Gale Feliachild and the crew of the sailing vessel Nightjar are at a disadvantage when faced with a dispute on Erinth over the fate of a local volcano. This is a story of civil strife, of culture shock, and the risks and rewards of naval duty.Read it now at! Or get the ebook as a Kindle single, via iTunes, for Nook and Kobo.
The Glass GalagoWhen Gale Feliachild and the crew of the Nightjar are called back to the Fleet to seek out a missing magical inscription, they soon find themselves embroiled in a plot that is could potentially pit island against island. Now, they must untangle the mystery of the glass galago before time runs out.Read it here at!
Losing Heart Among the TallWhen the crew of the Nightjar find a merman of the Fleet wounded and stranded in the ocean, Gale Feliachild and Garland Parrish must find out who would dare assault a member of the nation of Tallon’s intelligence service. Read it now at!
The Color of ParadoxEdited by Ellen Datlow for, this horror scifi tale is about one of a series of time travelers sent back to the past in order to buy more time for the human race, which in the future is on the verge of extinction.Read it now at! Or get the ebook from the Kindle store via iTunes, for Nook and Kobo.
Wild ThingsAh, love. A many splendored thing. offers a rather unusual love story, sweet and strange as could only happen in the post-magical reality of the Indigo Springs “event.”Read it at You can get “Wild Things” from: MacMillan Books, Amazon, or iTunes. Other readers: Kobo or Nook.
The CageI sometimes call this my “baby werewolf has two mommies story.” It’s set in East Van, and it’s about how the people of my old Vancouver neighborhood get along with discovering that monsters are more than myth.You can read “The Cage” now on or get the download version for Kindle, iPad/Phone, Kobo, or Nook.

Most of the other things I have to offer you all on the web are straight-up science fiction

The Proxy War (otherwise known as Squid Stories)

  • The Sweet Spot is the earliest of my Proxy War series. A teenaged girl named Ruth Gerrickle and her brother Matt try to survive the Battle of Kauai. (Lightspeed Magazine).
  • Five Good Things about Meghan Sheedy. Same universe, different battle . . . this time, it’s the Siege of Seattle. (Strange Horizons).
  • The Town on Blighted Sea.” The Proxy War is over, and Ruthless Gerrickle’s side emphatically did not win. But life, strangely enough, goes on. (Strange Horizons).

A Slow Day at the Gallery,” recently reprinted in Forever Magazine Issue 8, is a piece on imperialism, terrorism, and the way “in a good cause” and “pointlessly destructive” are mutually exclusive concepts.

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