I published a whopping one whole story this year! The Invisible Box appeared in issue 92 of Apex Magazine back in January. (I definitely have not stopped writing, but I switched gears mostly to focusing a novel.)
It’s a pretty short story, only 1100 words. I really love this one, though. Only after I finished it did I realize it reads like an origin story—though whether Viola is a hero or villain depends on your perspective.
The story did get a mention in Locus when they covered that issue:
Okay, so that’s not exactly the ringing endorsement we all hope for. I was just happy to get into Locus.
I don’t expect anyone to vote for The Invisible Box for anything, but go read it anyway. It’s worth a few minutes.