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

– Maya Angelou


Maya straightened her rumpled bed covers and flopped onto her stomach. The negotiations had completed, and her part in the agreement was to leave in the morning before the wedding. She was peeved at father for agreeing, and peeved at Estan for requiring, and peeved at Uncle Duncan for supporting. She had done nothing wrong, … Continue reading Whispers

Kings ‘n Things

“Why did you add the green vitriol?” “I didn’t,” Gordon said. “My apprentice wasn’t paying attention…” “I was,” she shot back. “I was making a vitamin drink. You weren’t…” “Gordon,” Onta said. “The results?” “Yes, well,” he said, glaring at his apprentice. “It turns out that if you take dirty water, such as that from … Continue reading Kings ‘n Things

A Plan

“She’s dead,” Uncle Duncan said. Maya threw the mug of cider at her uncle’s head. Duncan dodged. “You think I don’t fucking know that!” she yelled at Duncan. “I was there, idiot!” “Maya,” her father said sternly. “You’re not a drunken sailor.” Maya took a deep breath and paced the room. She glared at Duncan. … Continue reading A Plan

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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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