SLY GHOSTS, Aurealis Magazine, 2020.
In a seaside village dominated by the island, with its moody sea, crashing night waves, and rolling mists , anything is possible. Mary—doubted by all—recognises what others refuse to believe; the island is coming, and its ghosts are hungry for company. Will she find the strength to refuse, or will she take one last, short step?
SONG OF THE SELMARIN, Wyldblood Press , From the Depths, 2023.
“You can give a siren your body,” Gawen’s father advised his only son. “But do not give her your heart,
for she will keep it forever.”
Far from land, astride a wooden deck heaving upon a restless ocean, Gawen braced himself against the ship’s gunwale and tried to work out whether his new captain was a goddess or a monster.
AN INCONVENIENT UNICORN, Accepted for publication in Solarpunk Creatures, by WorldWeaver Press, June 2023
What use is progress? thought Renata, if we destroy nature to make it?