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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

– Maya Angelou

In Charge

They had ridden all morning in silence and finally Joseph said, “Was he surprised when you said you didn’t need a driver?” “Duke Ellington forgot farmers know how to drive wagons,” she said, nodding to Joseph’s hands holding the reins. “I don’t understand the struggle between the two of you.” “It’s the most elemental. Power. … Continue reading In Charge

Hydrargyrum

Note: The featured image is from the game Potion Craft. “Don’t hang over the bowl like that. The vapor is toxic.” Onta said. “So we’re making more poison?” Joseph asked. “Doesn’t it bother you?” “No. We’d be better off if they all killed each other.” “I won’t have any part of making rings.” “You can … Continue reading Hydrargyrum

Rings ‘n Things

“Ah, you’re back!” Onta said. “You were right, the smith had the coal tar pitch ready.” “Perfect,” Onta said, rubbing her hands together. “He said he melted coal for you. That doesn’t seem right.” “Just because he has biceps the size of my waist doesn’t mean he’s stupid.” “How do you melt coal?” “Very carefully!” Joesph laughed. … Continue reading Rings ‘n Things


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On June 27, 2021 my short story Imago Delinquents was accepted for publication at Teleport Magazine!

On March 13, 2021, my short story How to Survive in the ’30s was accepted for publication with the Alpha Female Society! Please stop by and have a read.

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