Stories

"fisher of bone," a serial from fireside fiction. 
ongoing.

ducky, now fisher, must lead her people to the promised land. No matter what it takes.

"single parent," cast of wonders. 
june 18, 2017. 3750 WORDS.

donovan wasn't ready to face the monster alone.

"a lady's maid," B&N scifi. 
may 25, 2017. 5000 WORDS.

sometimes, a lady's maid has to deal with androids. it happens.

"The art of asterculture," tor.com. 
may 10, 2017. 1000 WORDS.

i promise i have a hobby.

"The Chisel," Wizards in space literary magazine
February 2017 ISSUE. 2300 WORDS.

is coming to life worth it?

"RESCUE," MOTHERSHIP ZETA
OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE. 4200 WORDS.

Baxter and malachai are back, and they've gotten themselves into quite a pickle.

"Homesick," FIRESIDE FICTION
September 2016 ISSUE. 2300 WORDS.

what would you do to go home again?

"Of Blood and bronze," devilfish review. 
August 01, 2016. 7000 WORDS.

the queen was bound in blood and cups to a king that couldn't rule beside her, but at what cost?

"haunted," FIRESIDE FICTION
February 29, 2016. 2800 WORDS.

JUST BECAUSE THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED, DOESN'T MEAN IT WANTS TO BE.

Reviewed at SFBluestocking

"WHISPER," SPECULATIVE BOOKSHOP ANTHOLOGY. 
JANUARY 09, 2016. 2000 WORDS.

RUN. RUN. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

"STARS," COLORED LENS
AUTUMN 2015 ISSUE. 2100 WORDS.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FINALLY GET TO GO BACK TO THAT PLACE YOU ALWAYS LOVED - BUT YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE? 

"BARGAIN," MOTHERSHIP ZETA
OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE. 2800 WORDS.

MALACHAI GOES ON A ROUTINE FAUSTIAN ERRAND, BUT ALL DOES NOT GO AS PLANNED. THIS COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP.

Reviewed at SFBluestocking

Reviewed at Quick Sips:

The fun is back in full swing with this story, which aims squarely for a humorous deal-with-the-devil tale and hits its mark quite well... It's a bit refreshingly simple with a single solemn note that is resolved into joy by the end. Another fine tale.

On Goodreads:

Stylish and charming

Blurb in the issue:

People have been making bargains with demons for centuries (in fiction, and possibly also in real life). But this time Malachai, Devourer of Miscreants and Usurper of Souls, is going to get more than her, uh, bargained for. "Bargain" is Sarah Gailey's first pro sale, and we're confident it won't be the last.

"UNDER ADVISEMENT OF THE MOON," BEYOND THE IMAGINATION. 
SEPTEMBER 2015 ISSUE. 1400 WORDS.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BESTIE TO PUMP YOU UP! SOMETIMES THAT BESTIE IS THE MOON.

"THE BREAKUP," LITERARY HATCHET. 
AUGUST 17, 2015. 1900 WORDS.

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THE PERSON YOU SECRETLY LOVE... AND THEY KNOW IT, TOO.

Reviewed at Fictionfeed.net:

The imagery and metaphors this narrator uses to describe her friend are incredibly rich, indicating both the author’s stylistic prowess and the character’s having spent way too much time thinking of what food object her friend’s lips remind her of (a coffee bean, as it turns out).

"Look," Cease, Cows Magazine.
June 05, 2015. 1200 words.

When the baby is perfectly healthy... but that doesn't mean the baby is okay.

Reviewed at Fictionfeed.net:

A magic trick itself is just a stupid gimmick. Oh golly, you guessed my card correctly. Amazing… But a good magician is a storyteller, someone who frames the event with such care, who builds up to the pivotal moment with so much emotional power that the audience is basically compelled to view the moment as transcendent.

Reviewed at Urban Phantasy:

“Look” is a seriously creepy story which had added weight for me because recently everyone around me is having babies. It’ll only take you a few minutes to read, but it will stick with you for quite some time.