Short Fiction

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Pending Publication

A Star On Earth Is Always Lonely. Fusion Fragment, #Issue Pending. Date pending. (7300 words.)

"He thinks he finds it in his earlobe, a rice-like grain by the piercing-hole--but then he locates a corresponding bump on the other side and flushes with shame. How is it possible that so much of his body is still foreign topography when he's spent the last two years cataloging it under a microscope?"
#queer #science #paranoia #obsession

The Cabbit. Nightmare Magazine, #Issue Pending. Date pending. (4000 words.)

I wonder if rich people do cosmetic surgeries on animals. “Where’d you get it?” His eyebrows rise; I’ve asked the wrong question. He puts the cabbit back in its kennel. It feels like a punishment.
#BodyHorror #Desire #Jealousy #College
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The Ten Thousand Lives of Luciana Kim. Fusion Fragment, #4. Date pending. (3800 words.)

She’s got goosebumps, but she doesn’t mind. It’s peaceful here, and she’s always enjoyed the cold. So, she thinks. This is what it’s like to be dead.
#Afterlives #PTSD #Queer #Games

The Truth At the Bottom Of the Ocean. Augur Magazine, #3.2. Date pending. (2600 words.)

"On the night after you were born, I awoke to find my skin had turned to armor--metal or stone, or perhaps bone, so tough that nothing but your pain penetrates it."
#Climate #Family #Diaspora #Water

Published Pieces

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A Brief History of KFSD: A Presentation Only Partially Slept Through. If There's Anyone Left, #1. Nov. 21, 2020. (500 words.)

"He mentioned he would have preferred to keep the new face, as it was more attractive. He retracted this statement when he discovered the face belonged to a murderer."
#Flash #Race #Diaspora #ScienceFiction
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A Bird Always Wants More Mangoes. Apparition Literary Magazine, #12: Satisfaction. Nov. 1, 2020. (4300 words.)

"Birdie looks in through the open window at the body, and she just knows. There's a stillness that can't be faked, like when the wind dies to nothing and the sun's pounding the asphalt in a deserted hour of the afternoon."
#Eco #Class #Horror #Surreal #Mangoes #AudioAvailable
Reviewed by Jeff Reynolds, TrollBreath.com: "Creepy good and I never had a clue what would happen next."
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EZ2Luv Is Hard To Leave. Fusion Fragment, #2. Sept. 1, 2020. (7600 words.)

"EZ2Luv has never been awake and alone at the same time. She almost wishes there was something wrong with her programming instead."
#SexRobots, #Identity, #Loneliness, #Space, #FreeRead
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The Deck. Decoded Pride Anthology, #1. June 1, 2020. (4300 words.)

"Maya isn’t surprised. In movies, hauntings always happen in giant, sprawling mansions, or the burned-out shells of decrepit gilded-age hotels, but Maya’s experience has taught her that affordable housing is much more likely to be haunted."
#Literary, #Queer, #SliceOfLife, #Ghosts