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Shoter Fiction

"Late Bloomer", Teeth, ed. Ellen Datlow, Harper Collins, April 2011. A young man working at his uncle's antiques mall meets two female vampires from out of town . . .

"Lowland Sea" , Poe, ed. Ellen Datlow, Solaris 2009; stories inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Horror not of the past but of the all-to-near future. Reprinted, Best Horror of the Year, Vol. II, ed. Ellen Datlow, Nightshade Press, 2010.

“Heavy Lifting” , SciFi.com, June 2005. A preppy kid whose family has been broken by trauma finds his true calling.

"Peregrines", SciFi.com, January 2004. A shaman journeys with his power animal through the mysterious realm of Greenwich Village, in a near future of expanded Homeland Insecurity.

"The Land of Lost Content", Streets of Blood, ed. Lawrence Schimel and Martin Greenberg, Cumberland House 1998, ISBN 1-888952-78-4. Weyland the vampire in captivity and on exhibit.

"Beauty and the Opéra or The Phantom Beast", Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1996. The tempestuous married life of the monster of the Paris Opera and his beloved soprano, Christine. Reprinted, St. Martins Press 1997, Modern Classics of Fantasy, ed. Gardner Dozois. E-edition in Music of the Night, ElectricStory.com 2001.
Hugo finalist, best novelette 1997.
James Tiptree Literary Award finalist 1997.

Moonstone and Tiger-Eye, Pulphouse 1992. Contains author's preface and two stories, "Evil Thoughts" and "Scorched Supper on New Niger."

"Oak and Ash", Pulphouse Magazine, August 1992. Merlin reawakened by a sculptor in a bitter future — ours, maybe. Reprinted in Sextopia: Stories of Sex and Society, ed. Cecilia Tan, Circlet Press 2001, ISBN 1-885865-31-7.

"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep", A Whisper of Blood, ed. Ellen Datlow, William Morrow 1991. A nice Jewish grandma’s suicide leads to vampirism. Reprinted in Virtuous Vampires, ed. Martin Greenberg, Barnes and Noble 1996, and in Ainsi soit l'Ange, Editions de L'Oxymore 1999.

"Advocates", with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Under the Fang, ed. Robert R. McCammon, Borderlands Press and Pocket books 1991 (first Horror Writers of America theme anthology). A clash of bloodsucker styles in a vampire-dominated world. Reprinted in The Complete Vampire Stories of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Transylvania Press 1994.

"Evil Thoughts", Seaharp Hotel, ed. Charles Grant, Tor Books 1990. Woman vs. fungus, silent horror in a modern suburb . Reprinted in Moonstone and Tiger-Eye, Pulphouse 1992. E-edition in Music of the Night, ElectricStory.com 2001.

"Boobs", Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1989; much anthologized since. Girl into werewolf, and gladly. The Mammoth Book of Werewolves, ed. Stephen Jones, Carroll & Graf 1994; The New Hugo Winners III, ed. Martin Greenberg, Tekno Books 1994; Women who Run with the Werewolves, ed. Pam Keesey, Cleis Press 1996; Children of the Night, ed. Martin Greenberg, book and tape from Cumberland House Publishing 2000. E-edition in Music of the Night, ElectricStory.com 2001.
Hugo winner, best short story 1989.

"Listening to Brahms", Omni Magazine, September 1988. Humanity ends on Earth, but not on planet Kondra. Reprinted in Vanishing Acts, ed. Ellen Datlow, Tor Books, July 2000, ISBN: 0312869622

"A Musical Interlude", A Very Large Array, New Mexico Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Melinda Snodgrass, University of New Mexico Press 1988. Weyland at the Santa Fe Opera; Tosca rocks!

"Unicorn Tapestry", New Dimensions 11, ed. Marta Randall, Pocket Books 1980. Weyland the vampire in therapy, and in love -- ? Reprinted in Vampires: Encounters with the Undead, ed. David J. Skal, Black Dog 2001, ISBN 1-57912-209-4. E-edition in Music of the Night, ElectricStory.com 2001.
Nebula Award, Best Novella, 1980.

"The Ancient Mind at Work", Omni Magazine, February 1980. A professorial vampire chooses the wrong victim.

"Scorched Supper on New Niger", New Voices III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Berkley Books 1980. Fast, funny space-opera on a world run by African market women. Reprinted in Moonstone and Tiger-Eye, Pulphouse 1980, and Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years, ed. Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace 1995.