Original short fiction published on Tor.com

May 9 2012

About Fairies

Some things happen whether or not you clap your hands.
July 20 2008

After the Coup

Hard SF || In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy -- when possible -- is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.

July 31 2013

All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead

They call her a crazy mountain woman.
December 12 2012

Am I Free to Go?

They come for you at 3 AM. That's how it starts.
February 15 2012

Among the Silvering Herd

A.M. Dellamonica
Protect what is yours or yield to loyalty and expectation.
May 7 2014

Among the Thorns

Her father danced among the thorns.
February 13 2013

Angel Season

The only thing Jeremy’s dad was ever good at was hunting angels.
July 16 2014

The Angelus Guns

There's a war in heaven, outside of time.
March 26 2014

Anyway: Angie

She and Death are kissing cousins.
September 10 2014

As Good As New

She has three chances to save the world.
May 3 2012

At the Foot of the Lighthouse (Todai Moto Kurashi)

I am American. We are all Americans.
April 3 2013


Life might emerge under the most unlikely conditions...or in the last extremity.
April 12 2011

The Battle of the Round

Peter Orullian
And at the center of the carnage, the last, best benediction to the battle of the round.
January 26 2011

Beauty Belongs to the Flowers

Science Fiction || In Miho's world, nanos, plastic surgery, and robot girlfriends can fix just about anything -- or break it.
July 17 2013

The Best We Can

It’s a hope, a need, a shout, a shot in the dark.
March 12 2013

Border Dogs: A SEAL Team 666 Adventure

The unspoken rule: Keep the chupacabras out.
January 28 2014

Bridge of Snow

In Arin's childhood there was still time to tell stories.
October 30 2013

Brimstone and Marmalade

All hail Ix'thor, tiny master of evil.
July 23 2014

Brisk Money

It's hard out there for a robotic detective.
July 12 2012

Brother. Prince. Snake.

Love lives in that scar
April 17 2009

Bugs in the Arroyo

Near Future SF || The bugs eat metal and leave people and animals alone -- unless you crush one, and then they'll swarm and destroy everything they touch. When Kimball comes upon twelve-year-old Thayet, she's been stuck on a rock in a river of bugs for two days, no food, no water, and no way back.
June 19 2013

Burning Girls

In America, they don't let you burn.
September 4 2013

Business As Usual

The Queen's business has stained his hands and soul.
May 15 2013

The Button Man and the Murder Tree

An all-new Wild Cards story
August 1 2012

The Cairn in Slater Woods

What was once buried was always meant to be found.
January 22 2014

The Cartography of Sudden Death

Time travel doesn't actually solve problems.
July 14 2009

The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles

Fantasy || When a fire destroys her home and scatters her colony, Small Cat sets out to find the home of her ancestor, the Cat From the North, and to make her own name along the way.
October 1 2008

Catch ’Em in the Act

Present Fantasy || Lou has a magic box. It makes people do things they normally wouldn't. And Lou likes to watch.

August 7 2013

Cayos in the Stream

The old man and the U-boat.