Mindy has written numerous short stories, essays, and articles in addition to her novels.
“The Darkbeast” is a short story available in Fantastic Companions (ISBN 1-550-41863-7), edited by Julie Czerneda and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. “The Darkbeast” tells the story of a young woman who must weigh her love for her closest friend against the deepest-held beliefs of her society.
“Catalog of Woe” is a short story available in Space, Inc. (ISBN 0-756-40147-X), edited by Julie Czerneda and published by Daw Books. “Catalog of Woe” presents a librarian in a unique situation to save an entire species from extinction — if she only has the courage to act.
Saving the Skychildren” was published in the magazine Realms of Fantasy, October 2000. This short story ultimately became the second chapter of The Glasswrights’ Progress.
“Joys and Jeremiads of Traditional Fantasy” is an essay available in Nebula Awards Showcase 2003 (ISBN 0-451-45909-1), edited by Nancy Kress. “Joys and Jeremiads” looks at the challenge of publishing fantasy stories that appeal to adults in an age that is dominated by children’s books and fairy tales.