I just finished the first of my 3 short stories-a dark fantasy based on a nibblet of an idea I came up with at Clarion West back in 2016! It’s sitting pretty at just over 5k at the moment, but I have a feeling it’ll be a bit shorter once I start editing it.
My novel outline is going well-I have the bones of it down at least. I’m really looking forward to fleshing it out.
Thank you everyone for your support so far-you’re awesome!
What I Write
The summer my sister Mindi turned thirteen and the Leukemia began chewing her bones to lace, she built a city of ghosts. For the towers, she stole matchbooks from the forgotten depths of Mom’s purses. For the ghosts, she snipped obituaries from Dad’s Sunday Times. It was June when she finally gathered a bag full of them from her dresser drawer and snuck into the backyard.
I found her behind the abandoned chicken coop, near where I’d once found a nest of field mice. I remembered the way they squealed like tea kettles when I squeezed them, how their little, twig legs kicked like broken pinwheels as they tried to get away. How Mindi had begged me to stop, looked at me like Mom sometimes did and said, “Why can’t you just be normal?”
I loved Mindi.
I wanted to be normal for her.
– “Matches, Tower, Sister, Stone” Flash Fiction Online, June 2020
|What I Write||
Weird fiction, poetry, fantasy, sci-fi, horror and all things between.
My fiction and poetry have been published, or are forthcoming, in PseudoPod, Uncanny, Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer and Asimov’s Science Fiction among other places. You can find my full bibliography here.
My Write-a-thon Goals
To complete three short stories and one detailed novel outline!
All donations are appreciated.