short stories

Conservation of Shadows

There is no such thing as conservation of shadows. When light destroys shadows, darkness does not gain in density elsewhere. When shadows steal over earth and across the sky, darkness is not diluted.

Science fantasy. For Sonya Taaffe. Published in Clarkesworld Aug. 2011. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2012, ed. Paula Guran. Andrew Liptak interviewed me about this story on the Prime Books website (not about “Ghostweight,” as the title indicates).

My short story collection shares the same title.

A reimagining of the Descent of Inanna smashed together with influences from the video game Portal.