Not that I expect to be nominated for any stories, but I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of my projects for the year. Interesting enough, all of my projects came out in the last quarter of the year:

At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia)Mothership Zeta #5

The Spirit StoneNot Like the Rest of Us

Young, Gifted, and VentrueThe Cainite Conspiracies

Super Duper FlyUpside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (though it was a sneak preview story in Apex Magazine last year – so it’s not technically eligible for anything)

The Greatest Gift My Mother Gave Me (essay) – People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror


I also has a play piece debut: John FreemanFinding Home: Indiana at 200 as well as consulted on the videogame Watchdogs 2.


While not a return to my blogging ways, I did post a few blog posts. Here are the top ones:

Good Mourning, America

If Only We Believed All Lives Matter

Simple Theologian

Yeah, yeah, I was hospitalized on Labor Day


I didn’t set any writing goals last year, but as I look ahead to 2017, my goals are to write ten short stories, a novel, and a play. And I may try my hand at writing four songs (as I was challenged by a young friend at church to do so).