Out Now: “White Noise”

About a year ago, I saw a contest on the writing website Scribophile about “the ghosts in the machine”. Having little inspiration at the time, I decided I might as well use the opportunity to take out my recent frustrations with my dad and his steadfast refusal to get a hearing aid despite suffering rapidly-deteriorating hearing loss for the past 15 years.

“White Noise” was the result. I didn’t intend it to be a commentary on the immigrant experience and the difficulty of being heard in today’s world, but sometimes, the stories make themselves. “White Noise” was the first story I ever published in Anathema: Spec from the Margins which, as a magazine dedicated exclusively to publishing queer authors of color, is exactly the venue I dreamt of for this piece. And as of yesterday, you get to listen to it in all its creepy, gurgling-baby glory over at PseudoPod as part of Artemis Rising 5!

Also, can we just take a moment to admire the absolute, mind-bendingly beautiful glory that is the AR5 cover? Because I get goosebumps every time I look at it. And the “Hudson” in the Authors section? Isn’t just for “White Noise”. I’ve got another piece releasing from PodCastle later in March, so keep an eye out!

Out Now: “Treasure Diving”

Absolutely thrilled to announce that “Treasure Diving”, my SF short story about alien bee-mermaids searching for energy sources in the deep sea, is now available for your reading pleasure. In Issue 150 of Clarkesworld, no less!

This was my first ever pro sale, and getting the acceptance email is still a surreal memory for me. And look at that cover! Mysterious, alluring, and gorgeous. Be sure to head on over and check it out, along with all the other great stories!