Short Stories

Below are stories I've had published in various places, links where applicable.


"Tunnel Vision" (with Rob McMonigal) in Weird World War III: China (Baen Books), forthcoming January 2024

"Woke Up New" in Kaleidotrope


"Papas. Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Slug Monsters" in Apex Magazine, November 2023 (buy)

"Deus Est Machina" in Nature, June 2023


"Heart of the City" in Forbidden Futures #10, July 2022 (buy)

"Symphony of the Damned" in Nature, May 2022

"Twilight of the God-Makers" in Weird World War IV (Baen Books), March 2022 (buy)


"Act of Providence" in How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters, November 2021
  • Forthcoming in The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023)

"A Child of the Revolution" in How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters, November 2021


"Where You Lead, I Will Follow: An Oral History of the Denver Incident" in Weird World War III (Baen Books), October 2020 (buy)

"The Last Observer" (with Rob McMonigal) in It Came from Miskatonic University (Broken Eye Books), July 2020 (buy)

"Sasquatch Summer" in Kaleidotrope, July 2020


"Trial and Terror" in A Punk Rock Future, October 2019 (buy)

"You Have Contracted a Deadly Song Virus" in Daily Science Fiction, July 2019

"Can You Tell Me How to Get to Apocalypse?" in Interzone, July 2019 (buy)
  • Included in the Tangent Online 2019 Recommended Reading List


"Like Fleas on a Tired Dog's Back" in Eyedolon Magazine, July 2018 (subscribe to read on Patreon)
  • Reprinted in Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People, December 2019 (Broken Eye Books) (buy)

"The Fate of the World, Reduced to a Ten-Second Pissing Contest" in Interzone, May 2018 (buy)


"The Big So-So" in Interzone, November 2017 (buy)

"Bitter Medicine" in Daily Science Fiction, October 2017
  • Reprinted in SFVN (Vietnamese translation)

"The Goddess of the Highway" in Interzone, September 2017 (buy)
  • Honorable Mention, Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection

"Lucky Girl" in The Dark, September 2017

"Attending Your Own Funeral: An Etiquette Guide" in Daily Science Fiction, March 2017


"After We Walked Away" in Apex Magazine, November 2016

"The Panoptimom" in Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, May 2016 (buy)

"Human Resources" in Fireside, January 2016


"Summer in Realtime" in Daily Science Fiction, October 2015

"Loving Grace" in Clarkesworld Magazine, September 2015

"States of Emergency" in Shimmer, August 2015

"Bucket List Found in the Locker of Maddie Price, Age 14, Written Two Weeks Before the Great Uplifting of All Mankind" in Queers Destroy Science Fiction (published by Lightspeed), June 2015
  • Reprinted in The Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015
  • Spotlighted at
  • Mentioned in the io9 Newsstand

"The Species of Least Concern" in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, May 2015 (preview)
  • Included in the Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading List

"A Slow, Constant Path" in Cats in Space (Paper Golem Press), May 2015 (buy)

"Clarity" in Daily Science Fiction, April 2015

"Dear Conqueror" in Daily Science Fiction, February 2015


"Useful Objects" in Nature, October 2014

"We Take the Long View" in Shimmer, September 2014

"Five Days to a Better You with Parallel Worlds (Executive Edition)" in Daily Science Fiction, September 2014

"The Silent Ones" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, August 2014 (buy)

"Days Like These" in Daily Science Fiction, July 2014

"The Speaking Ground" in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, March 2014

"The Afternoon Revolution" in Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction (Bundoran Press), March 2014 (buy)

"Real Plastic Trees" in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume IV, January 2014 (buy)
  • Reprinted in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, November 2015


"Thirty-Six Interrogatories Propounded by the Human-Powered Plasma Bomb in the Moments Before Her Imminent Detonation" in Daily Science Fiction, October 2013
  • Podcasted in Toasted Cake, March 2014
  • Reprinted in The Museum of All Things Awesome and That Go Boom (Upper Rubber Boot Books), July 2016

"You Will Never Be the Same" in Whispers from the Abyss (.01 Publishing), October 2013 (buy)
  • Reprinted in Wonder and Glory Forever: Awe-Inspiring Lovecraftian Fiction, November 2020 (buy)

"Super-Parents Last All Childhood Long" in Daily Science Fiction, July 2013

2012 and Earlier

"Hand of God" in PodCastle, September 2012

"Signs Following" in Ideomancer, December 2011

"Copies" in Electric Spec, October 2009

"I Don't Exist Without You" in Ideomancer, October 2009

"Sea Changes" in Ideomancer, September 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection
  • Reprinted in εννέα (Greek translation)
  • Podcasted in Drabblecast, February 2015
  • Reprinted in How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (Upper Rubber Boot Books), March 2015 (buy)

"Automatic" in Clarkesworld Magazine, January 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection
  • Reprinted in εννέα (Greek translation)
  • Reprinted in Grave Predictions (Dover Publications), September 2016

"Wave of the Future" in Triangulation: A Confluence of Speculative Fiction, 2005