Books & Stories

About Depart, Depart!

When an unprecedented hurricane devastates the city of Houston, Noah Mishner finds shelter in the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball arena. Though he finds community among other queer refugees, Noah fears his trans and Jewish identities put him at risk with certain “capital-T” Texans. His fears take form when he starts seeing visions of his great-grandfather Abe, who fled Nazi Germany as a boy. As the climate crisis intensifies and conditions in the shelter deteriorate, Abe’s ghost grows more powerful. Ultimately, Noah must decide whether he can trust his ancestor — and whether he’s willing to sacrifice his identity and community in order to survive.

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Free on the web:

The Propagator” in Metaphorosis Magazine, August 2019

The Night Heron” in Terrible Twosdays, October 2019

How I Dealt with Transphobia in the Publishing World” in Out Magazine, January 2019


Q&A with Simone Kern in Wizards in Space

In Print:

The New Nomad” in The Colored Lens, Autumn 2019

Print and ebook versions of “The Propagator”

“Tadpoles” in Issue #04 of Wizards in Space Magazine

“The Toll” in the 2018 Stories that Need to be Told anthology by Tulip Tree Publishing.