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Short Fiction

“Holding Onto Ghosts”

Published in the 26th issue of Talebones in the summer of 2003, “Holding Onto Ghosts” explores the collision of the old and the new, of prejudice and reality in South Africa through the window of a household that is slowly destroyed by ghosts that no one admits to being able to see, even as South Africa is […]

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“Genderbending at the Madhattered”

A story of gender fluidity in which most humans are born with the ability to alter their genders at will, “Genderbending at the Madhattered” explores what role–if any–gender plays in a society without static genders. It was first published at Strange Horizons in 2004, and has since been collected in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff.

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“Once, There Were Wolves”

“Once, There Were Wolves” was published in the 45th issue of The Leading Edge, Brigham Young University’s premier science fiction and fantasy magazine. It features all the usual cliches, including evil magicians, telepathic wolves, scourged villages, and angry heroines. It has since been collected in Brutal Women: The Short Stuff.

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“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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“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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