My fiction revolves around people who find themselves in unfamiliar times and places, and who are changed as a result of these encounters. Some stories are below:

2018 “The Breakdown of Love,” The Scores: A Journal of Poetry and Prose 3.

2017 “Crossing the Danube,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 14(3): 369-378 (set in Budapest).
* Reprint in Transnational Literature 10.1 (revised and abbreviated)

2017 “An Ax for the Frozen Sea,” in How Well You Walk Through Madness (Houston, TX: Weasel Press), 88-90 (an encounter with Kafka). Also appeared online The Bookends Review (2016).

2013 “Sogdian Merchant Scripts,” Postcolonial Text 8.2 (set in Tbilisi, Georgia).

2013 “Speaking in Tongues,” Lovers’ Lies, ed. Katy Darby and Cherry Potts (London: Arachne Press), 85-91 (story about cultural difference & love across languages set in Damascus).
* Lead story for “East & West” theme event Liars’ League, London 2011.
* Performed at London School of Economics’ Space for Thought Literary Festival (3 March 2013). Read by Sophie Morris-Sheppard:

2013 “The Lure of Romance,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (story about gender and genre, inspired by Janice Radway’s Reading the Romance) 42(6): 720-730.

2011 “The Spoils of War,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (story about the Chechen War, with analytical introduction) 8(2): 35-42.

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