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Taking our skeletons out of the closet and putting them in the garden.

A short word about short fiction:

Carrie wrote her first short story when she was eight. It was basically a gender-flipped retelling of The Black Stallion, because while she loved The Black Stallion it didn't have enough girls in it. Or any, really.

Since 1999, over a hundred of her short stories have appeared in major genre publications such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Tor.com, Lightspeed Magazine, and many others. Her work has appeared in many anthologies, including various Year's Bests.

While becoming established as an award-winning novelist, Carrie has continued writing and publishing short fiction, which she sees as a sort of R&D department for ideas and experiments. Her Kitty Norville urban fantasy series began as a short story, "Doctor Kitty Solves All Your Love Problems," which first appeared in Weird Tales. The main character of her Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel Bannerless first appeared in a short story of the same name, in the anthology The End Has Come. Carrie has continued exploring both of these worlds in short stories.

"Amaryllis" was a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2011, and won the WSFA Small Press Award.

"That Game We Played During the War," was a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2017.

Carrie's short story collection, Amaryllis and Other Stories from Fairwood Press, won the Colorado Book Award for Best Genre Fiction in 2017.

The Harry and Marlowe and the Aetherian Revolution steampunk stories can all be found at Lightspeed Magazine.

Carrie has written many short stories for the Wild Cards shared world anthology series edited by George R.R. Martin.

Many of Carrie's stories are available online. Here are a few more:

"Nuestra Seņora de la Esperanza", Tor.com, October 2014.
A Wild Cards story: Ana Cortez, Earth Witch, goes to Mexico to find her joker grandmother.

"Salvage," , Lightspeed Magazine Special Women Destroy Science Fiction! issue, June 2014.
A starship crew discovers a derelict craft, and boards to explore what went wrong...

"The Best We Can," Tor.com , July 2013.
A brief story about first contact.

"Game of Chance," Unfettered, ed. Shawn Speakman, June 2013.
This is how you change the world, with the roll of the dice.

"Fishwife," Nightmare Magazine, June 2013.
A damp foray into Lovecraftian horror.

"The Bravest of Us Touched the Sky" Talebones 29, Winter 2004
In 1943, two WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) embark on a secret mission with unexpected consequences .

"In Time" Talebones 21, Spring 2001
Emily Dickinson and her dog Carlo have one last adventure.
**Received an Honorable Mention in the 19th Annual Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois.**

"Derived Comedy Book One: Infirmo" (a graphic short story).

Carrie's (mostly) complete bibliography