Shorter Things

Stories

I write short stories when nobody’s looking, but I haven’t been sending them out for very long, so there’s only so many you can see—you can read my latest story now (for free!): “A Study in Pink and Gold” has been published over at Abyss & Apex. You can find another, called “Hello World,” here, and one called “A Coronation” here. I’ve sold a story to Kaleidotrope, but because of the lead times on these things, you won’t see it until 2021 (don’t worry, I’ll let you know when it shows up). Meanwhile I’ve got others on submission elsewhere, and of course a very healthy list of rejections I can read if I’m ever feeling too proud of myself.

Essays

At this point, I’ve got three degrees and (god willing) no plans for any more, so most of what I do with it is writing. My dissertation was on how to use the idea of the remix to better understand the way we tell and (and retell) stories, so that’s what I tend to write about. I’ve got a piece on the crowdsourced nature of time travel in the Russell T. Davies years of Doctor Who, in The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T Davies Era of the New Doctor Who, and another one about vikings, tattoos, and white supremacism in a book about the TV show Vikings called Vikings and the Vikings: Essays on Television’s History Channel Series. I’m always open to new projects, so if you’re putting together something about pop culture or lit that you think might be in my wheelhouse, drop me a line. 

Into The Void

Into The Void is a blog I started a while back with a friend of mine who goes by the name of Elle Irise, a.k.a. Feminist Fury. I’ve written about GMOs being goodthe problems with the myth we call the American Dreamfree speech enthusiaststhe idea of “tribalism” and why maybe we shouldn’t call it that in 2019how white supremacism is more than what you think it is (and the defense that being called a white supremacist makes you act like one); how “privilege” isn’t an insult; on impostor syndrome, and treating robots like people, and just how totally, incredibly massive an amount of money a billion dollars is. But I fell off the wagon a while back so now if you go, you’ll be treated to a series of brilliant posts about feminism and pop culture by Elle. Mostly I do the design and editing. Arguably it’s made the site better. Go check it out.