Hoshi and the Red City Circuit
Due to their unique neurology, only the enslaved Operator caste can program the quantum computers that run 26th century Red City. When three of the caste are ritually murdered, it’s up to private investigator Hoshi Archer—herself a recently liberated Operator—to help the police solve the case. Things get complicated when one of the victims turns out to be Hoshi’s ex-girlfriend, power-hungry bureaucrats and old rivals stir up new problems, and an immortal, amoral alien may even be involved. To unwind the plot to take over the city, Hoshi must decipher a deadly computer program and learn to communicate with the alien, before it’s too late for the next victim—and the city.
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Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
Gender Monsters on the Edge of the World
Memoire about threshold spaces and the queer/genderqueer community in the 1980’s in isolated, rural Maine.
Hearts and Tails
In a 1991 where digital computers were never invented and one wrong move could explode four realities, punk rock mathematician Mac Carroll and his magic-casting BFF deal with a community tragedy as a newcomer drags danger from an alternate universe to their door.
Heat Producing Entities
In the icy-dark of Ganymede’s slums two compromised thieves, both after the same prototype, shelter together. As the troops invade their refuge, they must decide whether to isolate and betray for a better chance of individual success—or to risk an incursion into the other’s world.
Butterflies and Thunder
Winner of the 2012 Sledgehammer Writing Contest!
Sledgehammer is a 36-hour writing contest based on a scavenger hunt with three prompts that must be incorporated into a short story. Because Portland 😀
Spoon Knife 5: Liminal
The next edition of Spoon Knife is co-edited by me and contains what may be the only piece of memoire I’ll ever write. “Dancefloors X Parkinglots, or Gender Monsters on the Edge of the World,” explores the evolution of the genderfluid/queer community in a remote area of Maine in the late 80’s.
Outrageous and acclaimed, 26th-century musician Caran Watts depends on two terrible secrets to stay alive: a dangerous drug that hides his illegal genetics, and an alien species whose vulnerable existence he has sworn to protect. But while touring the Galilean system, he finds his secrets hijacked to advance a genocidal plot. As options dwindle, Caran must choose whether to keep his secrets or risk his own life and that of the aliens’ in hope of a better future for genetic mutants like himself.
Read an excerpt from Resonance at Wordgathering magazine
Old Project Archive
Old Change.org Autism Issues archive from 2008.