In the moment Lives Between Time
met a human named Hermelinda,
an anthill, shorn by lawnmower blades,
bore its labyrinthine belly
to the hot Dallas summer. Continue reading
Pros: very quiet.
Cons: required contortion.
Somehow, while writing my dissertation about phytoplankton genes, I had time to publish a few stories! BEHOLD! My precious fiction!
- “Black, Their Regalia” – Apache and Navajo musicians save the world (or die trying). Published in Lightspeed Magazine’s POC Destroy Fantasy! Contains hope during the apocalypse and righteous friendship. 4100 words. Available free online here.
- “Né łe!” – an Apache veterinarian makes difficult decisions – and falls in love – during a puppy-tastic disaster en route to Mars. Also known as “that story with 40 Chihuahuas in space.” Published in Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time, an anthology of indigenous SF/F. 4200 words.
- Goodreads (with plenty of reviews)
- Né łe! was mentioned in reviews of Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time by Dr. Debbie Reese, Polenth Blake, and Bogi Takács.
- Spotlight by LGBTQ Reads
- For award consideration requests, please contact me via email (darcielittlebadger @ gmail . com) – I recommend reading the whole anthology, though, since it’s overflowing with wonderful stories by indigenous writers.
- “Our Laughing Gale” – High fantasy about horrifying secrets. Winner of the Spirit’s Tincture inaugural issue flash fiction contest. Free in Spirit’s Tincture #1 (digital) About 950 words.