short stories

  • “Babylon Systems” Magazine of SF&F (2021)
  • “Black Panther – Kindred Spirits” Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021)
  • “City of Refuge” Escape Pod Anthology (2020) Lightspeed Magazine (2021)
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies (2020)
  • “Legacy of Alexandria” Apex Magazine (2020)
  • Year’s Best SF&F (2020) “The Sabhu My Destination”
  • “The Migration Suite: A Study in C Sharp Minor” Uncanny Magazine (2019) 
  • Seasons Between Us Anthology (2019) “Bound by Sorrow”
  • “Secret(s) Identity” (w/ Isabella Faidley) Powered Up (2018) Green Ronin
  • “Super Duper Fly” Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (Apex Books, 2015), Apex Magazine (2015) Sunspot Jungle (2018)
  • “Daughter of Sorrow” Knaves: A Blackguard (2018) Outland Entertainment
  • “El is a Spaceship Melody” Beneath Ceaseless Skies (2018)
  • “Wolf at the Door” (w/ Anthony Cardno) Chiral Mad 4 (2018)
  • “What the Mountain Wants” (w/ Nayad Monroe) Do Not Go Quietly (Apex Publication, 2018)
  • “The Ache of Home” Uncanny Magazine (2017) 
  • “The Rebel” (w/ Sarah Hans) Mechanical Animals (2017)
  • “Dance of Bones” Straight Outta Tombstone (2017)
  • “Vade Retro Satana” FIYAH Magazine (2017)
  • “At the Village Vanguard”  Mothership Zeta (2016)
    • http://escapepod.org/2018/07/19/escape-pod-637-at-the-village-vanguard-ruminations-on-blacktopia/
  • “All God's Chillen Got Wings” Steampunk Universe (2016)
  • “Two Americans Walk into a Pub”  Mixed Up (2016)
  •  “The Kwanzaa Kid” Naughty or Nice: A Holiday Anthology (Evil Girlfriend Media, 2015)
  • “The Valkyrie”  War Stories Anthology (Apex Books, 2014)  Starship Sofa (2018)
  • "Steppin' Raor" (Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2014)
  • “(120 Degrees of) Know the Ledge” Not of Our Kind (Alliteration Ink, 2014)
  • "The Electric Spanking of the War Babies" (co-written with Kyle S. Johnson, Glitter & Mayhem, Apex Publications, 2013)
  • "Awaiting Redemption" (Eulogies II: Tales From the Cellar, edited by Christopher Jones, Nanci Kalanta, and Tony Tremblay, HW Press, 2013)
  • "Being in the Shadow" (Appalachian Undead, edited by Jason Sizemore, Apex Publications, 2012)
  • "A Soldier's Story" (Vampires Don't Sparkle!, edited by Michael West, Seventh Star Press, 2012)
  • "Rainfall" (Cemetery Dance, #65, 2011)
  • "Lost Son" (Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology edited by Charles R. Saunders, Milton J. Davis, MVmedia, 2011)
  • "The Problem of Trystan" (Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, 2011)
  • "I, Theodora" (Beauty Has Her Way, edited by Jennifer Brozek, Dark Quest Books, 2011)
  • "A Stone Cast into Stillness" (Dark Futures edited by Jason Sizemore, Dark Quest Books, 2010; republished 2012)
  • "Hootchie Cootchie Man" (Black Static, Issue 14, December 2009-January 2010)
  • "Pimp My Airship" (Apex Magazine, August 2009; reprinted in The Book of Apex: Volume 2 of Apex Magazine, 2010)
  • "Trouble Among the Yearlings" (Harlan County Horrors, edited by Mari Adkins, Apex Publications, 2009)
  • "Closer Than They Appear" (Shroud 7: The Quarterly Journal of Dark Fiction and Art, Autumn 2009)
  • "Rite of Passage" (Space and Time, Fall 2008)
  • "Just a Young Man and His Game" (Doorways Magazine, March 2008)
  • "Broken Strand" (Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest, #12, 2008)
  • "A House is Not a Home" (Legends of the Mountain State 2, edited by Michael Knost, Woodland Press, 2008)
  • "Nurse's Requiem" (Whispers in the Night, edited by Brandon Massey, Dafina Books / Kensington Publishing Corp.,2007)
  • "Black Frontiers" (Voices from the Other Side, edited by Brandon Massey, Dafina Books / Kensington Publishing Corp., 2006, republished 2012)
  • "Family Business" (Weird Tales, January–February 2006)
  • "Kali's Danse Macabre" (Honorable mention, 1996 Asimov's Undergraduate Award)