I’m super excited to share that I have a story in this anthology that just came out this week, Particular Passages! My story, “The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” is a historical fantasy set in nineteenth-century San Francisco.
About Particular Passages:
15 Stories, 15 Authors
Down a forgotten hallway lie rooms no one has entered.
Each room contains a world waiting to be explored.
Some beautiful and full of wonder, other dark and full of terrors.
You won’t know which until you step inside.
So take a deep breath, and open the door…
Featuring stories by Elmdea Adams, Jen Bair, David Boop, J.T. Evans, Todd Fahnestock, Arlen Feldman, Shannon Fox, Jessica Guernsey, Sam Knight, Chris Mandeville, Kim May, John D. Payne, Wayland Smith, Stephannie Tallent, and Marie Whittaker
An excerpt from my story The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast:
From his position behind the cargo crates stacked on the pier, James could just make out two men patrolling the deck of the S.S. Kingston. The rigging creaked eerily in the night as the ship bobbed on the water, occasionally obscured from view by the dense San Francisco fog. The ship had arrived from Honolulu earlier in the day carrying sugar, coffee, lemons, and the rumor of a prize that was worth more than all the rest of the cargo combined – a golden egg that had once belonged to Queen Liliʻuokalani herself.
James had watched the ship all day as they’d unloaded the cargo. And he’d observed other men peel off in pursuit of the wagons, certain the Queen’s golden egg was tucked into one of the packing crates inside. They’d never suspected that in order to keep the egg safe from thieves like them, it’d been left aboard the ship.
But James knew. He could feel the presence of gold, an insistent tug that beckoned him to come closer. He wouldn’t be able to resist its call for much longer. Nor did he want to. He didn’t plan to return home without that egg.”