“The Captain and the Quartermaster” is out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies (which also published my pirate story below). It’s a story about the relationship between a military captain and her wife, the army quartermaster, and how their love gives the army hope through a civil war.
“When the Last of the Birds and the Bees Have Gone On” is in the anthology Glitter + Ashes: queer tales of a world that wouldn’t die, edited by dave ring. It’s a set of instructions for living life as one of the Winged, inspired by the short story “Girl” by the phenomenal Jamaica Kincaid.
“You Perfect, Broken Thing” is out at Uncanny Magazine in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue. A personal trainer coaches a band of dying athletes to win the one race that can save their lives. (3700 words – post-apocalyptic/dystopian: tough mudder, obstacle course, found family, muscles)
“Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea” is out in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in January 2020 issue, #296. A pirate’s lover is held hostage by the Courts unless the pirate can come back with the head of the pirate queen.
(5600 words – high fantasy: pirates, queer love, ocean goddess, magic)
I wrote my first fantasy short story for English class in 8th grade at Sumner Academy–hi, Mrs. Johnson! A little while later, I realized I liked girls, so I rewrote it! You can read more about that here. Because you all overwhelmingly voted for me to share the entire story that I excerpted in this… Read more
It’s been just over a month since The Unbroken came out and by all accounts, things are going as well as we can know right now. I’m so grateful for all of you who are getting the word out there about this story. If you’ve read the book and liked it, I’d appreciate you telling… Read more
THE UNBROKEN received a wonderful STARRED review from PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY: Clark’s precise, thorough worldbuilding allows this remarkable novel to dive deep into the intricate workings of colonialism, exposing how power structures are maintained through social conditioning and exploring the emotional toll of political conflict. The result is a captivating story that works both as high… Read more