It’s been a busy year for me in the writing world (under the surface) and the real world (not so under the surface). Luckily, I got these stories out into the world early on and they are (as short stories) Hugo, Nebula, and technically even Campbell eligible.
“The Cook,” Uncanny #22 (May/June 2018), a short love story in the ubiquitous fantasy tavern, courtesy of a short workshop at Indiana University with poet Catherine Bowman. (Key words: Food, love, war)
“Burning Season,” PodCastle #519 (April 2018), a story of the price of sedition versus the price of accepting oppression in relative safety, with a main character who can understand any language. I was determined for years to show off this world in as tight a package as possible, and I’m proud of how it turned out. (Key words: revolution, betrayed love, language magic)
Mostly, I’d just really like more people to read these stories because I really like them.
For more stories I read and you could read too, there’s my 2018 Reads list.