(occassionally as A. Kirke)
Published in Riddled With Arrows, Issue 1.1
Escaping her lonely island in search of her vanished mentor, 15-year-old Song joins the last of the Cantors, an ancient order of warriors who defend the universe from monsters beyond the edge of existence. But in the isolated city of Cantors, rebellion is brewing, and the monsters may be closer than anyone could’ve imagined.
In 1890s Brytainnia, corsets are in vogue, magic is illegal, and an ancient threat is rising in the shadows. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Abigail Crowe is drawn into a web of family secrets and murderous lies.
If her mother ever caught her sneaking out of her room to explore the city, Mira would be in trouble. To be honest, she shouldn’t even be stealing Mother’s parts for clockwork–but there isn’t much else you can do to entertain yourself when you’re house-bound and sick. That is–until the menacing Dr. Merritt suggests that he might have Mira’s cure.
Forthcoming from Ember, a Journal of Luminous Things
On religion and loss, a flash memoir.
Originally published in Headwaters 2011.
A short memoir about growing up mixed, in so many ways.
Originally published in Headwaters 2012.