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‘Forecast: 4015’ in Nebula Rift

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What happens to Washington, D.C. in the future? I envision the city’s hovering Metro as nuclear-powered in the year 4015, which gets the two main characters, Gideon and Selah, hunting for answers in the EPA’s old, unused computers. Find out what they uncover in my newest forecast story. “Forecast: 4015” was published in Nebula Rift on […]

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The bones that inspired ‘Skeleton Sheriff’

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When I first heard StoryCorp’s “A Grave Responsibility” episode, I was immediately heartbroken and inspired. In the episode, forensic scientist Dr. Lori Baker describes identifying the bodies of immigrants who died while trying to cross into the United States. She talks about a skull on a sheriff’s desk, with pens in the eyes. I knew I had to […]