2018 is just about over, and while it may not have been my most fruitful year for producing new work, it was a fantastic year for publishing. My first novel was published. My short fiction and poetry appeared in nineteen publications
Of all of these, my favorite is my novel, Power Surge. For short stories, I’m most proud of “Ink and Ash” in The Society of Misfit Stories.
For flash fiction, it’s a tie between “You Won’t Believe How This Creature Changed Their Lives!” in Vulture Bones and “Roots” in The Cascadia Subduction Zone.
“Butter is Not a Dress” in Hashtag Queer Anthology Series is the best poem I have ever written!
If you’re looking for pieces to nominate for awards, check those out! Below is a roundup all of my 2018 publications, including cover art when applicable, links, and a short blurb for each story.
“It Sucks to Be a Succubus” in Unnerving Magazine.
A succubus tries to have a fun night out without killing anyone.
“Snow Fox” in Once Upon a Rainbow Volume Two
Jealous Queen E’s attempts on Snow Fox’s life are trending.
“The Blind Girl and the Troll” in Asymmetry.
A troll hungry troll decides to aid a refugee instead of eating her, and it alters the state of his existence.
“Thunder Cars” in (Dis)Ability Short Story Anthology
Food shopping with anxiety is like weathering a storm.
“Liberty Underground” in Teach. Write.
There is more to this seemingly haunted house than meets the eye.
“You Won’t Believe How This Creature Changed Their Lives!” in Vulture Bones
Two siblings find a magical creature.
“Dragon’s Bane” in Menagerie de Mythique Anthology.
Not your average dragon hunter
“Gala Down” in Drabbledark
Politics and food don’t mix well.
“Butter is Not a Dress” in Hashtag Queer Anthology Series
A poem about gender identity and clothing.
“Roots” in The Cascadia Subduction Zone
Home isn’t always the house you live in.
“The Debutante” in Fantasia Divinity Magazine
A steampunk match-making AI.
“Djinn and Tonic” and “Surviving Seaglass” in Chronos
Two speculative drabbles that explore how supernatural being perceive time.
“The Omen” in UnSung (Better Futures Press)
*There is no link to this one because shortly after publication, the publisher appeared to have folded.
“A Kitten for the Kelpiecorn” in Four Star Stories.*
A kelpiecorn adopts a kitten.
*The issue it appeared in is no longer available and has yet to appear on the sites archives page.
Power Surge (The Evanstar Chronicles)
Being hunted by demons isn’t the worst part; it’s the lies.
“A Curious Case in the Deep” in Broadswords and Blasters.
Two brave ocean explorers make an unexpected discovery.
“Piggish Persistence” in Empyreome Magazine
One magician tries to subvert the pharma-guild’s control on the medical. potions industry
“Denial and Acceptance” in Trump Fiction: ECR Special Edition
Aliens invade in the final days of the Trump administration.
November 12, 2018:
“Ink and Ash” in The Society of Misfit Stories
When the government outlaws the use of wands in magic, two siblings find themselves on opposite sides of the law.
November 30, 2018:
“Behind the Scenes” in Unrealpolitik
Werewolves play an important role in the National Park Service’s future.