Sing Me a Song
There was a girl. She loved to sing, but her mama warned her that the villagers might throw stones at her if they heard her voice. She met a man on her way to the river. He knew what would happen if she were to sing, yet he said to her, “Sing Me a Song.”
The Woodcutters’ Deity
This is a fairy tale-ish story about the death and birth of gods, and ultimately the burden of godhood. It won second place in Writers of the Future Contest 2nd Quarter 2016 and is upcoming in Writers of the Future Volume 33 (2017).
The Worst Breed of Vultures
Most of the beta readers for this story classified it as gut-wrenching and brutal. The speculative elements in it are subjective and cultural. So unlike my other work, this isn’t a fantasy story. It’s mainstream, but dark. It appeared in Bourbon Penn Issue #12 (November 2016).