A Lioness Embarked. Adult fantasy of manners. A reimagining of The Three Musketeers from the point of view of the antagonists (Milady de Winter in particular, who I’ve also felt Dumas did wrong). It’s liberally sprinkled with queer characters, polyamory, frockery, and bad innuendos. In order to repay a life debt, diplomat (read: spy) Yfre must unravel a conspiracy to assassinate the Empress she hates. Third and FINAL draft complete at ~145k words; currently querying agents.
Gods and Fathers. Adult fantasy. Just your average story in an Indian-inspired setting about a god-touched prince, his
abducted adopted daughter, and what happens when her birth family, and a certain god, conspire to come between them. It has bookish apes made sentient by divine word-magic, prostitutes who double as priestesses, and a couple of love stories with same. Trunked/backburned.
“Powder of Sympathy,” 4100 words, fantasy/secret history. In which the “wickedest man in the world” Aleister Crowley and Irish fantasist Lord Dunsany totally banged. Trunked/backburned.
“Remember to Die,” 700 words, magic realism with death and cake. Trunked/backburned.
“Granny Hubbard vs. the Giant Slime,” 1000 words, fantasy. Includes Golden Girls-watching grannies and the magical powers of posole. On submission.
“The Mirrors of Her Eyes,” 1400 words, fantasy. Forthcoming from Daily Science Fiction!
“Pinions,” 1400 words, fantasy. On submission.
“The Battle on Christ’s Mass,” 1000 words, fantasy. In an alternate history where the German states didn’t become Christian until the 19th century, Prince Albert serves as diplomat to some angry priests of Thor.
I occasionally write fanfic. I can be found on AO3 as captainecchi. Some of my more recent works are:
Bright Future, Forgotten Realms/Dungeons & Dragons, ongoing at 50,000 words. Jorlan Duskryn, now prisoner of the heroes of Velkynvelve, has left a trail of ash behind him. Lost in the surface world, with no home to return to, the druid Mavash tries to convince him of his bright future. Based on the latter half of my playthrough of the “Out of the Abyss” adventure. But, like, with more feels, elf fancying, and spreading friendship across the Underdark. You can read my fanfic journal notes for it under this tag.
“Small Sacrifices,” 2500 words, Forgotten Realms/Dungeons & Dragons. Between the Gallery of Angels and the Maze Engine, Ambergris comes up with a terrible plan, and needs Jorlan’s help in carrying it out. A story set on the sidelines of the Bright Future cinematic universe 😉
“A Study in Ebony,” 1000 words, Elder Scrolls (specifically ESO). Falanu, a Dunmer Templar, is troubled by her time in Crypt of Hearts. A heretic whose opinion absolutely shouldn’t matter offers consolation.
“Drinking Greef at the End of the World,” 2111 words, Elder Scrolls (specifically Morrowind).Â Baar Dau has fallen, and the Red Year has begun. What does this mean for the last living dwarf and Vvardenfell’s most powerful, most eccentric wizard?