Selected Short Fiction

And short stories are tough as hell to write.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America (ed. Ibi Zoboi), Jan. 2019

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America (ed. Ibi Zoboi), Jan. 2019

SAMSON AND THE DELILAHS

When a new girl moves in next door, a young Nigerian speech prodigy is introduced to something that will literally rock the foundations of his world.

Appears in Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

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Omenana Issue 8, Nov. 2016

Omenana Issue 8, Nov. 2016

SCREAMERS

A young man follows his policeman father into the gulf separating Africans and African-Americans.

Appears in Omenana Magazine, Issue 8. Nov. 2016

Reprinted in Apex Book of World SF 5

Amazon, B&N, Indiebound

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sept. 2014

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sept. 2014

PLACE OF WORSHIP

An alcoholic garbageman searches for peace and recovery in space. Asimov’s, Sept. 2014

Panverse Three: An Anthology

Panverse Three: An Anthology

DUST TO DUST

Set during the fall of the Soviet Union, a Czech detective tracks an alchemist, following the trail of personal and political destruction he leaves in his wake. (collected in Panverse Three, 2011)

Included in Locus Magazine’s Recommended Reading for 2011.

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Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & The Arts    2016 | 42.1 • 42.2

Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & The Arts

2016 | 42.1 • 42.2

STILL LIFE WITH HAMMERS, A BROOM & A BRICK STACKER

A story about people left behind in a dilapidated New Haven after the end of the world.

Appears in Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & The Art, 2016 | 42.1 • 42.2

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This issue was awarded Council of Editors of Learned Journals 2018 Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement.