It’s that time of year again where writers and readers start looking back at what’s been published in the last 12 months. I think I say this every year, but I really mean it this time: 2019 was an INCREDIBLE year for me in terms of publishing. I had 6 short stories come out in professional markets and my first nonfiction essay, as well as a handful of reprints.
Here’s the list. Some stories have an audio version too. They can be found at the link.
THE FICTION STUFF
Give the Family My Love – Clarkesworld Magazine (with an audio version) – 5,300 words
I’m beginning to regret my life choices, Saul. Also, hello from the edge of the galaxy.
Before the World Crumbles Away – Uncanny Magazine – 6,000 words
The lakeside painter is lying, but no one seems to care.
It’s a beautiful lie, even Elodie will admit that. There are two lovers on the pier with the painter, sitting for their portrait, and she’s honest about the way the light of the setting sun catches their hair, the way the breeze ripples their clothes, how they lean into each other. She gets so many details right that even Elodie doesn’t notice what’s missing at first.
On the Other Side of the Line – Fireside Magazine (with an audio version)- 1,700 words
My dog is longing for something just out of reach.
Move Forward, Disappear, Transcend – Clarkesworld Magazine (with an audio version) – 2,400 words
I lost my favorite fingers as I was walking to the library. Spotting it first from the corner of my eye, I glanced down. A gasp seized up in my throat. Instead of the long, beautiful, expertly manicured prosthetics that Sonya made me, there were ten empty nubs. And the grief I’d been carrying these last few months grew heavier
Team Work – Fireside Magazine (with an audio version available) – 1,000 words.
I was never an amazing Super. I only joined the team because I wanted to be with people like me. I never thought I’d, you know, try to save anyone.
The Gods of Empty Places -Pantheon Magazine – 1,500 words
Jamie was the first of us to give a piece of herself to the gods of empty places. She started by trimming the tip of her left ring finger.
THE NONFICTION STUFF
How to Send Your Disabled Protagonist on an Adventure in 7 Easy Steps – Uncanny Magazine 1,200 words
And that’s the list! I’m always looking for recommendations. What have you read this year that you enjoyed?