"The Sphinx," in Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary. Stone Skin Press, 2015.

It’s cozy curling up on the 404 Not Found response page on a cold winter’s night. It’s easier that way, since being a giant woman with the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle today makes me more conspicuous than it did back in ancient Egypt or Greece....

"The King's Condottierre," in The New Hero, Volume 2. Edited by Robin D. Laws, Stone Skin Press, 2013. (Available via Pelgrane Press, DriveThruRPG  and Amazon.)

Guttering torches sent shadows of the dead chasing over the battlefield. Onorata Rodiana pushed her dark hair out of her eyes. She bent over the images on the courtyard wall, her paint brush flickering in the fire light. Sketches stretched across the plaster. In miniature a gilded horseman spilled off his mount, his spear tearing a hole in another man's stomach. One shadow lingered where others ran. She looked toward its source. “Well, if you're going to watch, you should at least do something helpful. Come here and hold the paint for me would you?”

"The Little Meme That Could," in The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables. Edited by Robin D. Laws, Stone Skin Press, 2012. (Available via Pelgrane PressDriveThruRPG and Amazon.)

....But, inspired by Grouseberry, Parterre had stars in her eyes. Not content with the unfolding of nature’s beauty, she was cut and recut, flowers bloomed, seeds quickened, plants shrank down into the ground, grew again, shrank, froze and jumped to full grown. The music changed. Horns to orchestra to bold symphonic polyphony. Sampled, mixed, intercut with hip hop rhythm, driving pulse, heavy steady beat. Over all, an old school rap. No, a rap battle. An army of rappers rapping....