The return of Significant Figures!

Remember that silly story I wrote a year ago, about math and waffles and an alien invasion, only it’s really about choosing your family and loving people for who they are? (And waffles.) It’s back! BuzzyMag has reprinted it and given it oh gosh, the cutest little illustration ever. So go read it! And eat ...

[Fiction] Midnight Baking 1

It is 11:37 in the dark of night. The hour of yeasting. Sian’s sprawled across her brand new reclining sofa, only just bought from Sofa Mart by way of a downright predatory loan because she wanted to own leather furniture for once in her goddamn life and had already decided to be buried with it. ...

I wrote a story! The Heart-Beat Escapement (and a little bonus) 4

I have a new story out today from Crossed Genres: The Heart-Beat Escapement Please read and enjoy! This story is one that went through a lot of drafts–nine in total. It started out about 1500 words longer than it is now. Something about the way Greensmith says but grates. “I already know that,” Owen snaps. ...

Quick writing update

I know some people were wondering about the digital download for Waylines #4, which contains my story Samara and a little interview with me. Wonder no more! The digital download went live this morning and you can grab it at the Waylines website. There is also some additional content in the download that wasn’t in ...

Utar the Radish Farmer

So, this is entirely @mbennardo’s fault. LET IT BE KNOWN. On a hill overlooking the Camsted valley stands a man, six feet tall, broad-shouldered, hands with short, stubby fingers and square palms. Earth hands, his Mam had called them. Stone hands they also got called, by anyone unlucky enough to mistake soft-spoken for weak after a ...

The Last Lighthouse

Well, I wanted to write something for the lovely @lindsqualls since it sounds like she’s had a rough few weeks. And I wanted to write something that didn’t involve sentences in passive voice about paleosols, so there you go. I have such awful thesis brain right now I’m not going to claim it’s any good. ...

Forthcoming Steampunk (and a bit free to read)

A couple of months ago, I signed a contract with Musa Publishing for my novella Murder on the Titania, which will be coming out in early 2013. It’s a story that involves the same characters and world as The Jade Tiger, my short story that appeared in Penumbra  vol 1 issue 6. I’m excited (and ...

Comes the Huntsman 2

And I am done with my graceless heart so tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart – Florence + the Machine Shake It Out As of today, my story Comes the Huntsman is online at Strange Horizons, available to be read for free. (Though you should consider donating to SH if you like the story!) ...