An Atlas of Wandering Bones

“An Atlas of Wandering Bones” in Lackington’s, Spring Issue 25, 2022 “The collarbone, in a humid tropical forest, before agriculture but not before the mushrooms of the region tunneled and created their own life Found in fields of velvety and voracious plants, partially kicked under dirt, larvae wrapping around the golden-laced collarbone like ornamental carrion. […]

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Mothra: Power of the Protector

“Mothra: Power of the Protector” in Women With Guts (Rue Morgue, 2017) “To me, the Godzilla films were always symbolic of the need to rebuild in the wake of destruction. I don’t think it’s a surprise that I fell in love with Godzilla immediately after my parents’ divorce. And in hindsight, it’s not surprising that this […]

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Resistance and Survival Through Community and Horror

“Resistance and Survival Through Community and Horror” in Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins (CRC Press, 2018) Amazon.ca  | Amazon.com  | Routledge “My games specifically use body horror to talk about mental illness through this lens to address the ways marginalized bodies and experiences are violently erased or talked about in many conversations about mental […]

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Kayfabe

“Kayfabe” in Better Than IRL  (Fiction & Feeling, 2020) “I told her about how much I hated high school, hated having to make friends with other kids my age after playing on an all-girls baseball team shattered my self-esteem and confidence. Typical angsty teen stuff–probably fuelled by listening to too much My Chemical Romance and […]

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What We Write About When We Write About Grief

“What We Write About When We Write About Grief” in Endgame Sequences (2021) “And then I realized: it’s 2020. 2020 is a year filled with a lot of grief. There’s the grief we feel at the loss of life from the global pandemic and police brutality, and the grief we feel when we can’t visit, support, […]

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Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories

We Shall Be Monsters: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories (Exile Editions, 2016) Amazon.ca  | Amazon.com  | Indigo | Exile Editions I was the co-editor on this wonderful speculative fiction anthology. What resides beneath the blankets of snow, under the ripples of water, within the whispers of the wind, and between the husks of trees all across Canada? […]

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Her Shadow’s Bones

“Her Shadow’s Bones” in Broken Pencil’s Indie Writers Deathmatch, 2017 “Once done with the bones—a pile of broken sections and shaved remnants soaking in the bloodied water of the bathtub, water that swirled with bone marrow like oil—she turned to the muscle and fatty tissue. This was easier. She was already sweating by the time she […]

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More

“More” in We Shall Be Monsters (Renaissance Press, 2018) Amazon.ca  | Amazon.com  | Indigo | Renaissance Press “She reels backwards, her red lipstick smeared across her chin, and she snarls, her lips pulling back to reveal red-stained white teeth. The cool air hits the wound on my shoulder, snaking in and animating the exposed muscle and nerves, forcing […]

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The Phantom Island

“The Phantom Island”, in N is for Nautical (Red Cape Publishing, 2022) Amazon.ca  | Amazon.com   “Rena remembered little before she died. The rush of the water, the moss that moved like deep breaths, and the sound of a chorus, singing impossible melodies in the stomach of a monster too old to even be written down in […]

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Games About Throwing Lil Creatures At Big Creatures

So for this post I want to talk about two of my favourite games of 2021, a year filled to the brim with incredible games: The Wild At Heart by Moonlight Kids and Kena: Bridge of Spirits by Emberlab. These are two incredibly gorgeous games, lavish and lush with beauty and danger, and full of […]

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