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Short Fiction

“If Women Do Fall They Lie”

This odd little story about screwed up gender politics and birthing compounds and organic weapons was first published in Deep Outside SFFH, an online magazine of speculative and dark fiction, back in 2001. It has since been collected in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff.  

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“Women and Ladies, Blood and Sand”

The original Nalah story, written at Clarion in 2000, “Women and Ladies, Blood and Sand” played a big part in inspiring God’s War (and Nalah even shows up in Rapture, the third book in the series).  This story made the rounds to all the major (and a lot of the minor) magazines, but never found a home until […]

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“In Freedom, Dying”

One of the first stories I wrote digging into the guts of organic weapons and gendered warfare, “In Freedom, Dying” was first published in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff.

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“Canticle of the Flesh”

An uncomfortable story with some of the most unlikable people (or, what passes for people) in the universe, “Canticle of the Flesh” got picked up and dropped, picked up and dropped by various magazines before being published for the first time in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff.

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“My Oracles at the End of the World”

A post-apocalyptic take on Macbeth, “My Oracles at the End of the World” originally appeared in the now-defunct online magazine The Boundless Realm back in 1998. It was later collected in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff, and is the original Brutal Women story.

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