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Short fiction

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Upcoming publications:
“Waiting for Jenny Rex,” reprint in Dead North
“Because,” a short short in Fiction River
“Om,” a yoga murder story in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Live publications:
“A Quest for the Vulture Gods,” a high fantasy quest with twin Chinese warrior princesses, at Crossed Genres Magazine, 2013
“Burning Beauty,” a short story in Tesseracts 16, 2012
Super Deluxe,” a short story newly published at Buzzy Mag
“Hunting and Gathering on Earth,” a poem in the Binnacle’s Eighth Annual Ultra-Short Competition

“The Sinews of His Heart”

The Dragon and the Stars.  Featuring my story, “Dancers with Red Shoes”


“Melissa Yi’s ‘Indian Time’ gives us a truly haunting tale
of twisted intention and vengeance.”–Sarah Cortex, co-editor
 Indian Country Noir.  Table of contents (TOC) & Contributors included with permission of the publisher.



“Iron Monk.” Shaolin monks exiled to outer space.  Inspired by the excellent book American Shaolin.


Phenomenal.“–Steven Herskovitz, M.D.
Wow.”–Yasmin Harrison, M.D.
Wonderful.”–Ellen Power, M.D.
Striking.”–Andy Rorabeck, poet
Bold….I’ll have to read it again.”–J.P. DeYoung, M.D.



“One Night at the Nude Colony…” poem, Outshine, 2009

Piranhas, Pickle Joe, and Me,” a story based on my husband’s dream about friendly dill pickle with the ability to swim



Space and Time Books,” cover story about a magical bookstore, Weird Tales


Growing Up Sam,” lead story about Sam, my bonobo ape-human hybrid, Open Space
island_dreamsMrs. Marigold’s House,” Hallowe’en horror story in Island Dreams
“Restless,” story about the Wizard’s Hospital, in Intracities
“The Dormitory of the Friable Little Girls,” vampire school girls story in Lost Pages
“Space and Time Books,” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
“Waiting for Jenny Rex,” my zombie love story, Full Unit Hookup
“Skin Song,” my story about synesthesia, medical school, and cadavers, in Writers of the Future
“Quest,” a poem about questionable erotica, Tesseracts7
“The Sacrifice,” a love story about death, in Parsec
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