Creative Writing

I write fiction and other creative stuff from time to time.

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McSweeney’s 54 – The End of Trust

Science fiction writer/futurist Madeline Ashby and I teamed up for an essay in which we imagine various scenarios where someone would file a FOIA request ten years in the future.

Eos 10 – Season 3 (Summer 2018)

I’ve written an episode for season 3 of Eos 10, a science fiction audio drama podcast about a motley crew of medics on a remote space station. The series was created by my good friend Justin McLachlan, who is currently raising funds through Kickstarter.  Check out the first two seasons here.

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The Swimming Lesson (Published in Black Candies: The Eighties)

On the day after the Tri-City Community Center Pool incident, almost all of the children who were in the water were too traumatized to be interviewed. But there was one eight-year-old boy who never stopped talking.

The San Diego creative writing non-proft So Say We All publishes a literary horror journal called “Black Candies.” When they put out a call for 1980s themed stories, this story popped into my head.

granger2020_200Granger/Lovegood 2020 (Archive Of Our Own)

Hermione Granger is running a clean campaign for president, but will Durmstrang interference spoil the election?

Upon learning a dear friend was a devotee of Harry Potter fan fiction, I wrote this political short story based on a T-shirt from the Harry Potter Alliance (a fantastic activism non-profit).

Kuro-Crow-coverKuro Crow: Three Short Stories (Boxfire Press)

In 1999, I decided I was through with Phoenix, the flat, suburban sprawl where I was I born and raised. I resolved to leave it for a place more, for lack of a better word, vertical. These three stories, published in 2010, were inspired by my student observations of Tokyo at the turn of the 21st Century as I learned to look up for the first time.