Hello friends! I published some stories this year, and would be thrilled if you would consider nominating them for awards!
Yes / YES in Uncharted Magazine
You wake to hunger.
A full-body clench—crimson cramp of stomach, jagged throat, every fiber of your body wrenched and keening.
To Speak of Forever in Translunar Travelers Lounge
Kla’raan, he gasped, his back arched across pillowed eiderdown. Beloved. Don’t go.
But the woman has promised you her deepest secrets—the ways of death, and its mastery—and you have no choice but to pay the price.
Driving Lessons in Litbreak Magazine
“Sometimes you just have to learn,” his father says, glancing at him. “It won’t always be easy. But once you know, no one can take that away from you…and I want you to be happy too, you know?” Ba’s voice as quiet as Pai has ever heard it, as if he was not shouting just a minute ago. “I want you to get where you need to go.”
Tongue is a Void in Death in the Mouth: an Anthology of Original Horror from People of Color
You dropped out of conservatory for this, love it with every atom of the wreckage that is your body—but when you light yourself on fire every night before a thousand pairs of watching eyes, there is only so long you can last before the wick burns low.
The Dream Eater in If There’s Anyone Left:
One afternoon, you climb the stairs to your bedroom, brush away the dust beneath your childhood bed. A pair of eyes blinks back, guileless as a plush toy.
Hey, says the monster.
The pill bottle digs into your palm. You’re still here.
I am, it replies.
Thanks so much for reading!