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Sing the Crumbling City

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"Sing the Crumbling City"

“Seiðkona! Sing the crumbling city to itself.
Foretell the tale to travelers and witnesses.
Remake the march of days; mend the starry plain,
and bring oblivion to the blight Skuld forgot.”

In a city that is, spacetime fissures gape like ravenous grendels in the landscape. In a city that might have been, a traumatized girl can close the mouths of these monsters before they ever open, if only she will sing. Between them, a trio of musicians play as if all life, everywhere, depends upon the song. And it does.

"Sing the Crumbling City" is the featured story for the month of April 2015 at Mythic Delirium, and you can read it there for free.

"Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven"

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"Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven"

Kindle | Audible

Let me tell you a story about the galactic core, the people who live there, and the terrible thing that was done to their children. Let me tell you about drummers and dancers, activists and scientists who suffer together but cannot agree about the manner of their healing. Can they resolve their differences? Can they mend what was broken? Find out in "Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly," now available at Amazon.com and Audible.com.

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"N is for Nanomachine"

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"N is for Nanomachine" - Pushcart Nominated

Paperback | Kindle | Smashwords
Genetically-altered residents of a volcanic desert are left to suffer and die as nanomachines terraform the world around them in "N is for Nanomachine", available in A is for Apocalypse.

"A planet of synthetic people (it would be reductive to use ‘beings’) face an inevitable extinction at the hands of the human race, who created them in the first place. It is told from the perspective of a scientist, a painter (who together are a couple), a poet, a composer and the head of state. Through letters from each of these characters you are given access to the beautiful aspects of life, which makes the inescapable climax all the more unbearable." - Sabotage Reviews

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Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.