|“The Sky, Full of Swallows” (short story)
The boy’s spade strikes a rock in the black loam with the distinctive scrape of steel on stone.
|“Fieldcraft” (short story)
This is how you resist.
|“Hitchhiker” (short story) — Science fiction
The traveler didn’t mean to be there; it just happened to be where he was.
|“Palo Alto, Early Summer” (flash) — Mainstream fiction
I take a stick of incense from the narrow brass holder I have mounted to the door-post, light it, and lay it askew in the salver below the small stone lantern — my shrine to my nameless deity of travel and the crossroads.
|“Homecoming” (flash) — Mainstream fiction
“I swear there’s something in the air here which makes me hate myself more than usual,” I say, unlocking the doors on the rental car.
|“The Fun Police” (short story) — SF humor
The office was still too bright for my hangover. I was nursing it with a glass of water, my third of the day. It wasn’t helping.
|“She meets an angel” (short story) — SF erotica, NSFW
She meets an angel at a party, earlier that night.
|“Walk to Work” (flash) — SF
I’m a little off from my usual schedule this morning, which means a different route, but I have a lunch meeting with some potential investors in Kendall Square practically downstairs from my apartment, so I can’t loop up to Davis for Thursday Redbones lunch with my team like I usually do.