Stepping Out of Stream

In 2007, this article made the rounds: Pearls Before Breakfast. It went viral. It was forwarded to me dozens of times. It was supposed to be inspiring. It pissed me off. There’s a certain privileged tone to it, see. It implied that people were so stupid not to recognize greatness before them.  As though all […]

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Cross the Street

It started with an observation, as I was driving one day through an inner city neighborhood. A jaywalker casually made his way in front of my car and I said, “Wow. That guy isn’t afraid of anything.” “I think there’s a cultural thing,” my passenger said. “I mean, I notice, they jaywalk more in the […]

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Space Princess Coronation

Sub-Q Magazine has published my darling little “Space Princess Coronation” mini choose-your-own-adventure. (It’s really really mini – should just take a few minutes to play.) Check them out – it’s an interactive fiction magazine! Its existence proves that we now live in the future.  Yay! I just realized I failed to announce that on my […]

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Wherein A Kitten Loves a Chatbot

My dear friend Mary Turzillo prompted me in the last write-a-thon for  “A cat falls in love with a chat bot.” This story, Kitten Lorelei ❤ CherryBerry24, was the result.  Not since Zombie Hitler have I written something so marvelously silly.  Drawing loosely on my early days as an online chat addict and not-so-loosely on that […]

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Hold the Moment

My story “Hold the Moment” about a woman who invents a time-freezing machine and tries to be a successful single mother at the same time, is in the June Analog. (Plug: the story takes place at my Alma Mater, Case Western Reserve University.) It was rejected 16 times before selling, by all the best places. (I’m […]

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Best of Apex Magazine

I am very proud and honored to have my story “Keep Talking” In the Best of Apex Magazine Anthology.  This story won Apex’s Story of the Year for 2014.  The Oxford Cultural Review reviewed the anthology, and it ends with this glowing praise of my story: To my mind, the anthology’s best story is Marie Vibbert’s ‘Keep […]

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Zombie Hitler Vs. Neil Armstrong

Zombie Hitler Vs. Neil Armstrong came out today.  I sold the story… well, it was last summer I think.  I got to use it for a public reading and it was well-received. (Meaning I cracked people up.) I still can’t believe I got paid for this.  It was the easiest, most self-indulgent writing ever. Perhaps […]

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