Publications

It Was Never About Liberty, 2018
Medium.com Featured Story, March 2018
Slave ownership, Indian removal, and profit: If the US is to represent freedom and equality, we must break with traditions, not uphold them.

Racism is Driving American Gun Culture, 2018
Medium.com Featured Story, February 2018
Though Americans who defend gun rights are fond of citing liberty and freedom as motives, the actual history of gun ownership is much more connected with race and white fear.

The Homecoming Job, 2017
A serialized novella for Medium.com members

“The Zombies were on the tape deck when Gary rolled into town. It seemed appropriate. He buried this place a decade and a half earlier, loading up the trunk and leaving it in his rearview. But the town refused to stay dead.”

How to Easily be a White Ally to Marginalized Communities, 2016
Featured at Medium.com, reprinted at the Huffington Post, Upworthy, and GOOD Magazine

Dear White People, Your Safety Pins are Embarrassing, 2016
Published at the Huffington Post and featured at Medium.com; quoted in 2018 in the New York Times.

Surviving a Police Encounter, 2015
The Nib, April 2015
A guide for African-Americans, adapted from outdoor survival manuals.

Rut, 2014
Rut appeared in Revolt Daily in June, 2014
“The ass Brian slaps first thing Friday morning is not Beth’s. He thinks it is, from the moment he spots her, alone and counting her drawer in her khaki shorts, until the moment she squeals and turns around.”

The Graveyard Slot, 2014
Included in Big Pulp’s Black Chaos Zombie Anthology
Richie pulls an old TV out of the basement, and finds a zombie movie playing over analog air broadcast, where there’s supposedly been no signal since 2009. It’s there again the next night, and the night after that. Richie doesn’t recognize it, and neither do any of his friends–and finding its source becomes a dangerous obsession.

Breaking Bad: Anywhere but America Edition, 2013
Still my greatest hit to date; appeared in Salon, Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, Feministing.com, Upworthy, and various other places around the web.
Originally published in September, 2013

Nainaine of the Bayou, 2013
Young Nell wanders the swamps and flooded ruins of what used to be New Orleans, accompanied only by her grandmother. With her village all dead, Nell’s only hope is to find the witch Nainaine Laveau, who might have the magic to return grandmother from undeath.
Nainaine of the Bayou appeared in Black Treacle in August 2013.

The Watchers in the Dark, 2013
A modern take on a Lovecraftian weird tale,
The Watchers in the Dark appeared in Jersey Devil Press in July 2013.
“Paul first saw the dark thing one night when he let Duke outside. It was there in the light that spilled from the kitchen, staring at him. Paul went stiff, every instinct telling him to turn and run, but the thing was gone.”

Toll Road, 2011
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Toll Road appeared in Collective Fallout magazine in Summer 2011.
The Pike is long and perilous, patrolled by Catholic knights and the nationalist biker gang that calls themselves the Order of the Coming Dawn. Bayle might have stayed in Pittsburgh, which is doing better than most of the country–but he made a promise, and to keep it he has to cross the battered remains of Pennsylvania. With winter rapidly descending, Bayle sets own alone to keep that promise.

Sexting, and What it Means to be a Girl, 2010
Essay, published on the ACLU’s Blog of Rights
Reprinted in Greenhaven Press’s Opposing Viewpoints: Online Pornography in 2012