"Places We Call Home"
When Bronwyn realizes that her younger sister Faren is suffering from neeranji, an alien form of homesickness, she must ask herself what she is willing to sacrifice to make things right. This story appears in the April 2017 issue of Perihelion, and can be read free here. The page also includes a free podcast version of the story, exquisitely narrated by Lauren Harris and produced by Bryan Lincoln.
"Ménagerie in Motion"
With animals ranging from a lynx kitten to a floating yellow angelfish, Armand's Amazing Traveling Ménagerie is on the move yet again. But for how long? This story will appear in an upcoming issue of Syntax and Salt.
Every day, Cass puts a quarter into "Bessie," the slot machine at the Lovelock Grand View Cafe. What will Bessie give her in return? This story will appear in an upcoming issue of Devilfish Review.
(reverse chronological order)
by Amy Sisson & Kate Suratt
The first in The Misadventures of Captain Drake short story series, this story follows the hapless Captain Drake, who is just trying to find an honest fare when he encounters Jeanne Bixby, the biggest telewave starlet this side of the galaxy. Read or listen to the podcast here (free).
Kaylen has spent decades studying Earth's hermit crabs at the Grove of Academe. But can she ever really Know them? This story appeared in the 2016 4th quarter issue of Abyss & Apex. Read it free here.
A dark alley. A man in a fedora. And a demon. But exactly who is hunting whom? This dark fantasy flash piece appeared in November 2016 in Daily Science Fiction and can be read free here.
When AnnaBella Frostwich insists on dressing her robotic companion, Mr. Featherbottom, in the latest fashions, her mother doesn't know what to think! This story, which originally appeared in the Robotica anthology in October 2015, was reprinted in Flame Tree Publishing's Swords & Steam, a volume in their gothic fantasy anthology series that appeared in September 2016.
In the future, art may take on forms we can't yet achieve. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Originally published in the September 2007 issue of Khimairal Ink, this story about an artist's muse also appears here in the July 2016 issue of Expanded Horizons (free).
Special Agent Leeland and Special Agent Dunce have gotten a tip that a very serious crime is in progress. Read it free here at Every Day Fiction (July 2016).
My short story "Suicide Club" has been reprinted in issue 6 of Trigger Warning: Short Fiction with Pictures, and is accompanied by a killer illustration (no pun intended) by artist John Skewes. Read it free here.
Even brief encounters can make lasting, life-altering impressions. This 600-word short story appears in Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry (June 2016), and is free to read here.
Originally published with a slightly different title in Perihelion in July 2015, this story is now available as part of Digital Fiction Pub's "QuickFic" feature here. Find out what a girl does when her friends have disappeared and, like, nobody is answering their cells!
"Suicide Club" (German translation)
U.S. or German sites.
"Ghost in a Bottle"
What to do when a bear simply . . . attaches itself to you? This story, which was inspired by a James C. Christensen painting, is read by the talented Wilson Fowlie; it's also part of Podcastle's "Flash Fiction Extravaganza", which consists of five fantasy stories about bears. Listen here, or read the text as originally published in Every Day Fiction here. (Both links are free.)
"Dressing Mr. Featherbottom"
Robotica anthology, edited by Elizabeth Hirst and published in October 2015 by Pop Seagull Publishing.
"My Eyes Molly Brown"
here; order the book from Amazon or directly from the publisher, Hadley Rille Books.
Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 5" (podcast)
S. Qiouyi Lu. Listen free in the October 7, 2015 issue of Glittership here.
"It's, Like, So Boring at the End of the World"
"Real Reality(TM) Wants You!"
Read in the June 16th, 2015 edition of Daily Science Fiction here (free).
"When Sidekicks Fight Back"
"Fella Down a Hole:
Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 2"
This story received an Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008, edited by Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, and Ellen Datlow. Listen to the June 2014 podcast from Toasted Cake here or read the story in the April 30, 2007 issue of Strange Horizons here. (Both links are free.)
Purchase the print or e-book anthology End of an Æon (Fairwood Press, July 2011) here, or purchase an e-book standalone version of the story here.
Purchase Sybil's Garage No. 7 (anthology/magazine, Senses Five Press, July 2010) in print or e-book format here.
"Clara, She Was:
Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 3"
Part of the thematically linked Unlikely Patron Saints stories, this piece was originally published in Irregular Quarterly in March 2004 and reprinted in Shelter of Daylight in April 2009.
"The Lion Tamer's Sock"
Read in the July 31, 2008 edition of Every Day Fiction here (free).
"'Twould Ring the Bells of Heaven"
Published in Star Trek: The Sky's the Limit, a licensed anthology celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation (October 2007). Purchase the print or e-book anthology here.
Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 5"
Read free in the September 24, 2007 issue of Strange Horizons here or in the September 2015 Expanded Horizons reprint here. Listen free to the October 2015 podcast from Glittership here.
Read in the September 2007 issue of Khimairal Ink here (free).
"No Permanent Damage"
Published in the FenCon IV Program Book, September 2007.
"You May Kiss the Bride"
Purchase the July 2005 print or e-book anthology Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8 here.
"gray’s boadicea: unlikely patron saints, no. 4"
Purchase an e-book edition of the January 2005 issue of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet here.
"The Law of Averages"
Purchase the June 2004 print or e-book anthology Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VII here.
(Apologies for the nonfunctional "read more" link that appears right after this text. I can't seem to get rid of it!) Read more!