Charlie Tries to Interview Her Nanny” in Fireside Fiction, February 2020

A “Must-Read” for February 2020: ” This story hit me hard and fast and left me wanting more.”

Charles Payseur, at Quick Sip Reviews, writes that “The piece is tinged with shadows, with violence and prejudice and grim truths, but the core contains all of a child’s directness and honesty.”

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“What Makes a Better World” in Alternate Peace, an anthology from Zombies Need Brains press (purchase)

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“The Oracle’s Dilemma” in Hidden Histories, an anthology from Third Flatiron (purchase)

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“Consensus Reality” in The Glory of Man: The Rise and Fall of the Reality Soldier, from Cockroach Conservatory (purchase)

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“I’ve Wedged This Light” in The Working Zealot’s Guide to Gaining Capital in Pre-Apocalyptic America, from Cockroach Conservatory (purchase)

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“Another Dream to Europa” in Submerged, an anthology from Zombies Need Brains press (purchase)

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“Free to Good Home” in Triangulation: Appetites, an anthology from Parsec Ink (purchase)

A short essay about my favorite X-Man (and others), Falkor, Longshot, Teela Brown: A Meditation on Luck, appears at

My thoughts on the Ben Stiller version of Walter Mitty can be found on