Short stories

Here are some of the short works of fiction I’ve had published, or that are coming soon.

I’ve also put a couple of stories up for free on this site, which you can read here.

in audio

coming soon

    • “Lilies and Claws” in Trouble the Waters (Oct. 2018)
    • “Path of White Stones” in Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins


  • In Dragonfly Lake” at Kaleidotrope (fall 2018). A house built on resentment cannot stand forever.
  • “A Threadbare Carpet” in Tesseracts Twenty-One (Sept. 2018) A flying carpet in a dying city.
  • “Gilbert Tong’s Life List” in Shades Within Us: Tales of Migration and Fractures Borders (Sept. 8, 2018). A near-future story about climate refugees, set in Manitoba near where I grew up.
  • “A Thousand Tongues of Silver” in Lackingtons Issue 17, Spring 2018. For the “Gothics” issue, a story about Gothic queens and a book. 4,450 words.
  • “Dressed in White Paper” in Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland, edited by Colleen Anderson and published by Exile Editions, May 2018. A strange tale inspired by Through the Looking Glass. 3,000 words.


  • “Not Valid for Spain” in 49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures, ed. Hayden Trenholm. 2,000 words. Robots in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Something On Your Mind?” a collaborative story with eight other authors, corralled by Gareth D Jones, at Kaleidotrope. Science fiction. 5,500 words.
  • Ad Infinitum” at Daily Science Fiction, June 2, 2017. Rebuilding their ships, rebuilding themselves. Science fiction. 1,200 words.
  • I Know All of His Names” at Liminal Stories. May 1, 2017. Every story needs a monster and I make a very serviceable one. Dark historical fantasy. 2,000 words.






  • “We Take Care of Our Own” in Blood and Water, edited by Hayden Trenholm, from Bundoran Press, August 2012. (4,770 words) Available in print or as an e-book. In 2041, a Canadian woman risks her business and her relationship with her teenage son to smuggle food over the American border.

before that

    • “152” in Departures (chapbook anthology, above/ground press, June 2008)
    • “Bleach” in The Puritan, fall 2007
    • “Antipode” in In Our Own Words, vol. 6 (anthology), 2005
    • “Skin” in Slow Trains (online), fall 2004
    • “Fog” in The New Quarterly, winter 2004
    • “Pigeons” in Another Toronto Quarterly (online), fall 2003

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