The Poison Apple

Snow is woken up on board the right spaceship, but by the wrong person. As she struggles to regain her strength after years in stasis, she suddenly finds herself face to face with the evil queen. This humorous retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves takes place in the deep, dark, vacuum of space. 

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THe Ghost Below

White Rabbit gets sent to run cables in the bowels of the spaceship as a punishment. While working, she discovers that the ship's ghost might be more than he seems. It's part of the anthology, Spectral Tales.

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The Greenhouse Gas

Galya wakes up to the flash of a falling comet, and discovers that her escape pod is floating in a graveyard of spaceships. Confused and scared, she and her brother set out to search the destroyed ships for signs of their father... or any life at all. This story is a retelling of Hansel and Gretel, set in outer space. It's part of the anthology Celestial.

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A retelling of the Ugly Duckling, set on a far away planet in an unknown galaxy. While fighting a war with her people's biggest enemy, young Bode struggles to understand why she feels out of place in her community, and why she, unlike her comrades, was born without a tail. It's part of the anthology Through A Tangled Wood.

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Red and White are two sisters, trying to make it in the post-apocalyptic ruins of a city. Surrounded by opposing factions, the sisters survive mainly by staying under the radar and raiding the storage warehouse of nightlings, the magical creatures that now rule the city and kill all the humans they can. When a mysterious dog appears at their doorstep, the sisters are worried they will be found out, but the dog proves to be more use then they had counted on. 

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Red and White

When Etele's village is attacked by sky fighters, they all flee to the nearest city. But when they arrive, they discover that the city is abandoned, save for the presence of a great white bear.  This is a re-telling (hardly recognizable retelling) of the fairy tale, She-Bear. It's part of the anthology In The Shadow of Monsters.

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Jack works as a Digger on a recently colonized planet, and spends all of her days trying to fill a ravenous pit. She gets invited to attend a function at the Stalk, a space elevator that stretches from the surface of the planet all the way to space. Unfortunately, all of the Diggers that have visited the Stalk before Jack are dead. She chooses to go, and while there, learns an unfortunate truth about the Stalk that could endanger the lives of everyone. This short story is available as part of the Beamed Up! Anthology.

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The Stalk

This is an essay about an experience I had with my dad, talking a colony of honey bees out of a house. It was published in Beekeeping: The First Three Years Magazine. 

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The Beekeeper's Daughter