Fiction

“The Lesson of the Hunter and his Stepchildren” – a new folktale for The Blackwood

My good friend Eli Kurtz has spent this month of May running a Kickstarter for his brand new setting for Savage Worlds, a wuxia/folktale inspired world called The Blackwood. He has spent the last several years building this world and preparing to bring it to the public, and his Kickstarter is fully funded at this… Continue reading “The Lesson of the Hunter and his Stepchildren” – a new folktale for The Blackwood

audio, Fiction

The Brother-Sister Fable (An Audio Short Story)

Happy Halloween!!! To celebrate this most delightful of holidays (sweets, treats, spooky tales, chilly weather, costumes, parties, and frivolity of all sorts!) I have brought you a present. In 2014, just before my novel came out, I published a short story called "The Brother-Sister Fable" in an anthology called Legends and Lore: An Anthology of… Continue reading The Brother-Sister Fable (An Audio Short Story)

Fiction

“Silver Ghosts” – a short story for Ironrise Games

This short story was commissioned by Ironrise Games - a game company formed by three awesome local dudes here in Chicago: Chris, Danny, and Ed. They are building an amazing steampunk game that is going to be a ton of fun to play - and they invited me to play in the sandbox a bit as a… Continue reading “Silver Ghosts” – a short story for Ironrise Games

Fiction, poetry

Escaping Quicksand (poem)

Some see the city as spires of glass, towering steel and steady, noble iron - Historical and thriving, teeming with life as any coral reef of stone and brick. I see the shimmering glamour of it all but feel its pull, a magnet misleading: the city is quicksand to suck at my feet pulling, squeezing,… Continue reading Escaping Quicksand (poem)

Fiction

Tales from the Archives, Vol. 4 – “Spiritus Sanctus”

WHERE MY STEAMPUNKS AT? Some of you may not know that my first published fiction was a short story for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences' award-winning Tales from the Archives anthology podcast back in 2012. Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine are the co-authors of the Ministry books (which are always always always my number one steampunk… Continue reading Tales from the Archives, Vol. 4 – “Spiritus Sanctus”