Published Works

Here is a (hopefully-soon-to-expand) list of the more important things I have had published.

* "URCARU, or How To Kill A Romance Novel"

This was my first published piece, printed in my college's 2015 edition of its annual arts magazine. Since it won the publication's short fiction award, this is also the first piece I was paid for. The story involves a lovers' squabble that got more interesting when a nearby flowerpot turned into a robot, a humorous take on how I can't stand simple yet overly exacerbated misunderstandings. You can read the story here.

* "The Salvage of the Mulciber"

While it didn't win the college's short fiction award this time, this piece got published in the 2016 annual arts magazine. It's actually a sort of sci-fi short story interrupted by a hyperbolic song, and involves some crew temporarily getting eaten by a space eel. Long story (literally--it was the longest piece in the magazine at just over 2000 words). You can read the story here.

* "Runners"

Published in the July 2016 issue of Aphelion Webzine, this story marks my first publication outside of my college's media. Simplest description? Extreme parkour in the future...for the future. Yeah, that sounds vague enough. You can read the story here.

* "Cognito, Ergo Sum"

My first professional sale! Daily Science Fiction bought the rights to this story, and it has gotten some pretty good ratings if I do say so myself. It's a future-society story, my own take on social media (or perhaps my paranoia thereof). You can read the story here.
P.S. That link goes directly to the story's location in DSF's archive. If you visit the site's home page, though, you will find a new sci-fi/fantasy story every weekday. I highly recommend subscribing (it's free).

* "Natural Eyes"

The possibilities of cybernetic enhancements has always been a fascinating topic for me, so this short story was particularly interesting to write. Therefore, I was quite thrilled when Perihelion accepted its submission for their March 2017 update. You can read the story here.

* "The Longest Three Days"

Published in the 2017 edition of my college's annual arts magazine, this story won for me a second fiction writing award. It's a classic fairy tale, only without magic or a prince; instead, there is powerful technology and a much more...urgent curse. You can read the story here.

* "The Second Ascent"

Yes, I took a break from my beloved sci-fi to dabble in fantasy for a little while. Edify Fiction picked up this story, and there's a whole different story behind its acceptance that I really can only tell you in person. As for the fictional story, I took a slightly different (and slightly sappy) take on an old fairytale pattern. You can read the story sort of here; this link goes to Edify's Issues page, and my story is in the September 2017 edition, around page 23.

* "To Write a Story"

The first out of two stories to be published in the 2018 edition of my college's annual arts magazine--and the one that won me my third short fiction writing award. As usual, describing it is not easy; it's basically all the genres and all the stories. Yet it's under 1000 words. Maybe it'll make more sense it you read it here.

* "Plumber"

Not awarded, but still the second out of two pieces of mine that appeared in the 2018 edition of my college's annual arts magazine. The story's basic message? Today's seemingly dull jobs will get much less boring after an apocalyptic event. Or something like that. At any rate, it was fun to write, and you can read it for yourself here.

* "Important Transmission"

It was my honor to be selected as one of the first authors to be featured in the first-ever edition of Sonder Midwest. Makes me kind of wish that the story they chose was a little more, um...serious. Really, "Important Transmission" is one of my sillier sci-fi stories, to be honest, but man it felt good to write it. And I kind of like the concept of converting the internet into a time machine. You can read the story here--my story starts at page 64.

* COMING SOON - "The DSF Rejection Ceremony" - Daily Science Fiction

1 comment:

  1. Read this insightful story! Beginning with the classic reference, the tale launches through the chaos of multiple thoughts to a truly mind-blowing resolution. Would love to see this scenario expanded into a longer form.
    Amy Herring, writing as Louise Herring-Jones