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Taking our skeletons out of the closet
and putting them in the garden.

I write lots of short stories.
Some of them get published.
Here are the latest.

Coming Soon

Look for stories coming out in Lightspeed and various anthologies, as soon as I can announce them!

Now Available

"Bannerless," The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey, May 2015.
In a bucolic post-apocalypse, and investigator examines the unthinkable: an unauthorized pregnancy. This is the prequel story to "Amaryllis."
**This story was previewed on Wired.com.

"Sun, Stone, Spear," Beneath Ceaseless Skies, March 2015
A neolithic astronomer and hunter journey through their land in search of their future.

"Sealskin," Operation Arcana, ed. John Joseph Adams, April 2015.
A Navy SEAL with webbed hands discovers a little bit about his true heritage on a visit to Ireland.

"Goodness and Kindness," The Doll Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow, March 2015.
Those Kewpie dolls only want what's best for you.

"Dancing with the Mouse King", Fantasy for Good, ed. Jordan Ellinger, December 2014.
This is my creepy retelling of The Nutcracker. Happy Holidays!

"Nuestra Seņora de la Esperanza", Tor.com, October 2014.
A Wild Cards story: Ana Cortez, Earth Witch, goes to Mexico to find her joker grandmother.

"Harry and Marlowe and the Haunted Locomotive of the Rockies," Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014.
Harry and Marlowe go west! And meet a very strange thing.

"Roaring Twenties," Rogues, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, June 2014.
A couple of dolls in a speakeasy are working an angle...

"Salvage," , Lightspeed Magazine Special Women Destroy Science Fiction! issue, June 2014.
A starship crew discovers a derelict craft, and boards to explore what went wrong...

"Harry and Marlowe and the Intrigues at the Aetherian Exhibition," Lightspeed Magazine, February 2014.
In which we meet Harry's family: aka the Royal Family of England.

"Raisa Stepanova," Dangerous Women, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, December 2013.
A Soviet fighter pilot in 1943 wants more than anything to become the first women fighter ace in the world.

"Unternehmen Werwolf," Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre, ed. by Paula Guran, September 2013.
This is the story of Fritz, a werewolf soldier in Nazi Germany.

"The Best We Can," Tor.com , July 2013.
A brief story about first contact.

"Game of Chance," Unfettered, ed. Shawn Speakman, June 2013.
This is how you change the world, with the roll of the dice.

"Fishwife," Nightmare Magazine, June 2013.
A damp foray into Lovecraftian horror.

Read These Stories Here!

"Amaryllis," Lightspeed Magazine, debut issue, June 2010.
A post apocalyptic story about home and hope.

"Conquistador de la Noche" Subterranean Online, ed. Gardner Dozois, Spring 2009.
It's the origin story of Rick the vampire! Where did he come from, and did he really know Coronado?

"The Bravest of Us Touched the Sky" Talebones 29, Winter 2004
In 1943, two WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) embark on a secret mission with unexpected consequences .

"In Time" Talebones 21, Spring 2001
Emily Dickinson and her dog Carlo have one last adventure.
**Received an Honorable Mention in the 19th Annual Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois.**

"Derived Comedy Book One: Infirmo" (a graphic short story).

Carrie's (mostly) complete bibliography