Selected Short Fiction
And short stories are tough as hell to write.
THE FIFTH DAY
A gravedigger caught in a cycle of grief is forced to reconsider her duty and her place in the world.
Appears in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 30. Sept./Oct. 2019
PLACE OF WORSHIP
An alcoholic garbageman searches for peace and recovery in space. Asimov’s, Sept. 2014
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
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.
Reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine, June 2019.