Short Fiction

The Parnassian Courante

Courtly scholar Astrid and warrior-princess Nik are in love. Nik’s father insists that she has to marry a man, so Nik says that any man who can defeat her in combat may marry her. But Astrid’s strength lies in manners and politics, not swords and staves, and the contest Nik designed to eschew the wrong suitors may mean that she can never be with the right one.

“The Parnassian Courante” was published in Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology. You can find it here.

Take Heart
Despite having the highest grades in her technical school, Magdalena Chuikova has been rejected from the University on the grounds of being a girl. Instead, she’s offered a job at a factory, using her brawn to break war machines that come in from the front. What she really wants is a job designing the machines, but how will she convince her supervisor – and herself – that she’s good enough?

“Take Heart” is set in the world of We Rule the Night, and is free as a podcast or text story. It is published by Cast of Wonders on September 16th and 19th, 2019. Read Part One here

…and Part Two here.

We Do Not Know What Happened to the Children
A 350-word flash fiction piece published at Daily Science Fiction on August 16th, 2018. Take a look, it’s free!

The Velvet Castles of the Night
A 902-word flash fiction published at Daily Science Fiction on May 29, 2018. Another free read.

A 50-word short story, aptly published by 50-Word Stories on January 18, 2018. Take a look here.

The Little Match Girl
A retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic set in post-apocalyptic Copenhagen.
Published by Zoetic Press in Non-Binary Review 14, September 1, 2017.