Convergence Zodiac Tales (forthcoming)
Polaroid, 1979 PseudoPod (October 2019)
Their skins never look as beautiful on her as they do on their original bones, but this boy drapes over Evelyn like silk...
Our Roots Devour Apparition Literary Magazine (July 2019)
Momma always told us the Tree ain’t got a taste for our family’s blood...
He Feasts Forever Black Library (May 2019)
In the hazy dimness, snug in the flesh-sweet smoke, the kitchen boys scurried, a clattering chaos of chopping and shouting, cursing and laughter. There was nowhere else Dedric would rather have been...
Crimson Snow Black Library, Maledictions (April 2019)
The battle began with snow, heavy and rushing from a late winter sky...
The Wallflowers Gorgon: Stories of Emergence (February, 2019)
When you open your eyes, the daisies are watching you...
The Imitation Sea Shimmer (April 2018)
You find the dead Angel at five a.m. in the slurry of broken bottles and rotting fish on the Lake Erie shore...
Necessary Threads Fell Beasts and Fair (March 2018)
The straw man is crumpled on the bank. He wears human clothes, plaid, denim, bright orange cotton, but he doesn’t smell like skin...
These Bones Aside The Dark, (September 2017)
Tonight, Bina swallows the moon...
Water like Air Flash Fiction Online, (June, 2017)
She begins in the pond at the edge of Tom Hatcher’s cornfield, where the stalks drag needy fingers across a summer moon...
Flight Norwescon 40: Over the Hills and Far Away, (April, 2017)
In her head, she is flying...
Seven Swans a-Swimming: A Phoenix and the Moon Twelve Days (November, 2016)
“Once I’m really burning again, you’ll see,” he says, grin lopsided and straining toward hope. “They’ll come. Moths to a flame. They’ll want to watch me rise.”
Shadow Boy Shimmer (September 2016)
*reprinted Podcastle (January 2019)
I am sixteen and sitting on the edge of an empty subway platform when Peter, forever small, reappears...
Nuclear Daughter Flash Fiction Online (July 2016)
*reissued audible.com (January 2017)
I remember the static voices: “Bomb. Bomb. Bomb.” The great, distant flash.
Moonrise Kaleidotrope (forthcoming)
The Huntsman Liminal Stories (October 2017)
*nominated for the Rhysling Award
Sometimes a Thousand Twangling Instruments Strange Horizons, (August 2017)
Jupiter of Jupiter Strange Horizons (June 2016)
*reprinted Arsenika, (December 2016)
Reichelt Latchkey Tales: Wings of Air (December 2014)
"Gray’s prose sings, shines,shivers with darkness and light, sadness and regret..." -Maria Haskins, Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup
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