Another tiny story from me up at Daily Science Fiction today. A little watery moment that shouldn’t take too long to read.
A tiny poem, Three Nuts, up at one of my favorite poetry zines, Through the Gate.
Sometimes, I try to write thoughtful stories, or deep stories, or stories that focus on the beauty and power of language.
And then sometimes I just write silly things like this:
Now up at Daily Science Fiction, Nine Songs, my little slipstream story about, well, Nine Songs.
And also now available, one of the rare poems where I plunged into marine biology, sorta, “Madrepore,” in Spelling the Hours: Poetry Celebrating the Forgotten Others of Science and Technology. The poem is about Anna Thynne, a 19th century marine biologist who, among other things, studied reproduction in stony corals, and also was one of the first to develop salt water aquaria capable of keeping stony corals alive.
The overall collection, as the title says, celebrates other mostly forgotten scientists.
The story of the Pied Piper, in all its versions, has always haunted me.
Here’s a little poem about it, Hamelin, A Remnant.
My latest little story, Dragonbone, is now up at Daily Science Fiction.
An Alphabet of Embers, with my little fairy tale “Mistletoe and Copper,” is finally out.
The anthology has already received quite a bit of praise from early reviewers, and also includes works by Nisi Shawl, Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Kari Sperring and Amal El-Mohtar. I received an early copy, and found that it’s a book that is probably best sipped and read in small doses – easy enough since the pieces are all very short, between 500 to 1500 words. I’m biased, of course, but it’s a lovely anthology to be part of.