NYC/Connecticut. I have degrees in Creative Writing and Anthropology; I write a lot of fantasy and spec fiction as well as the occasional stage play. When I'm not writing I'm eating candy and reading about shark attacks and plane crashes.
- First Place in New Worlds Challenge
The Hourglass AcademyFirst Place in New Worlds Challenge
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. It was the opening line in one of Burton's erotic sci-fi novellas, the ones he thinks are cleverly hidden. (Hallway bookcase, top shelf, behind the encyclopedias.) I’d read it in a day; eyes scrunched, nose wrinkled in horrible fascination. But in the end it wasn’t the extraterrestrial orgy that most disturbed me, it was the thought of dying in space. Floating away, alone and untethered, into a vast nothing.
- Runner-Up in The Runaway Train Challenge
Things That Fall BetweenRunner-Up in The Runaway Train Challenge
“CEO of Goliath Energy, the company credited with the invention of synthetic coal, was quoted as saying 'Food, heat, light…access to energy is a basic human right.' New reports show Goliath Energy is now worth over $900 million, making it the wealthiest corporation in the world.” —Charleston Herald, June, 1965
Utah Territory, June 1852 There was an enormous black fly buzzing in the corner of the train window. It’d been buzzing frantically for at least an hour, ever since the conductor came by to shut all the windows with a grunted explanation of headed into a dust storm.
- Runner-Up in The Fantasy Prologue