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Previously Published Fiction

posted on: Jul 29 2018

He Said, She Said

originally published in New Pop Lit     It was where movies stars used to go and rest up, be pampered, and consider the next script their agents had just sent over. A series of modest bungalows set around a beautiful turquoise pool. A pleasant young man in...

posted on: Jul 16 2018

How She Was Found

originally published in The Useless Degree & later included in the story collection, By The Wayside, published by Unsolicited Press   Fiona was a mouse. Everyone said so. As a child she’d been bookish, lonely, with little to contribute conversation-wise. Her brother, Finn, was outgoing, popular, now the...

posted on: Apr 06 2018

Artichokes

originally published in Spartan, and later included in the story collection, By The Wayside (Unsolicited Press, 2017)   My mother loved artichokes. She trimmed the stems and steamed them in a shallow pan. When cool, she paired them with a vinaigrette sauce. One by one we gently...

posted on: Apr 04 2018

The Fall

originally published in Prime Number Magazine; All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories (Press 53, 2011); and By The Wayside, stories, (Unsolicited Press, 2017)     Suicides shot up that winter. By Valentine’s Day there’d been four. The victims walked out when the light was low, usually...

posted on: Mar 31 2018

The Meaning of The Hat

                The Meaning of The Hat originally published in Knee-Jerk Magazine   Even before she became the wife, she was said to lack ambition, direction, and drive. She was happy just to sit and think her own thoughts, scribble in notebooks, try her hand at drawing and watercolors like...

posted on: Jul 13 2016

When Every Part of You Breaks

  originally published September 1, 2004 in Carve Magazine. I let Gary hold my hand because he wants to so much. Love is one reason. That I might fall on this bumpy trail is another, though it wouldn’t matter if I did. A lot of me’s  already...

posted on: May 09 2016

Flash Fiction: “Here’s Why” and “A Thing Of Beauty”

these previously appeared on May 6, 2016 in New Pop Lit "Here's Why" You slump, shrink, curl down in your seat, never stand up straight. As if an arrow might pick you off. Not an arrow, a bullet. Not a bullet, a blow. Not a blow, words....

posted on: Apr 28 2016

The Comforts Of Home

  this story first appeared on February 17, 2011 in the Issue 1 of C4, which sadly no longer exists, and later in my debut collection, ALL THE ROADS THAT LEAD FROM, published by Press 53 in 2011 In the Finger Lakes town of Dunston, New York,...

posted on: Aug 05 2015

FANCE

    This story first appeared in Clark College's 2003 Fiction and Poetry chapbook as their first place fiction winner, chosen by judge Gina Ochner   Fance thought she could get it done over in Odessa. A girl from the coffee shop went there for hers, and was back...