“Expecting” – Available in the Jul/Aug 2019 edition of Eclectica Magazine
Yukako Ajayi cared deeply that the other 649 residents of Sigma Colony thought well of her, so when fellow engineer Pavel Li suffered a catastrophic brain injury, she struggled to contain her relief.
“People Mountain, People Sea” – Completed
The schoolgirl’s head strikes the edge of a stone step. A dull crack like a dropped melon, and she crumples onto the dusty hútòng street. Blood pools between cobblestones, slender rivulets tracing careless rectangular patterns. An ancient willow hunches nearby, its tree well eager to accept any excess flow.
“R.I.M.” – Completed
The chill water closes over her like home. She pushes off the wall, arms straight, thumbs locked, fingers stacked. A perfect streamline.
“Soledad del Mundo” – In Progress
“Traitor” – Completed
We find the stranger in our ark near East Fence. Me and Ada. Not a real ark, just some old rotted logs and pine branches for a roof. We usually set up inside after morning prayers. Pretend to fight off the infected. Patrol doesn’t come by in winter – too much mud – no one crazy enough to go over the mountains, not with all that snow and ice. No one except the stranger.
Traitor was featured on Wild Violet’s Halloween post in 2020. You can read it here.