Written with my kiddo in mind, Once Upon an Autumn Breeze is a mix of Chinese themes and European form. Kinda. The story features an over-protective mom, a dragon, the River of Time, and some circular magic. It's featured in Issue 18 of The Writers' Cafe Magazine. I hope you like it!
What's more festive than a middle-of-the-night text rant? It's Not Christmas Without Butter is featured today in Funny Pearls. I hope it makes you laugh, and if you're having holiday-induced stress, I hope this gives you a minute of relief. Thanks for reading!
I’m still happy-dancing about my micro story Air So Thick winning the WOW! Summer 2019 Flash Contest. The lovely folks there interviewed me for their newsletter, and the piece is live today in The Muffin! Being the subject of an interview always makes me feel uncomfortable, but I appreciate the chance to give an extra shout … Continue reading Interview: WOW! Muffin Newsletter
One of my writing goals for 2019 was to have a story published in Mad Scientist Journal. It’s a great publication, always filled with fun stories and cool artwork. I’m thrilled my story Disinhibited is featured in today’s online edition. This story began in the New York City Midnight 2019 short story contest. It was … Continue reading Disinhibited in Mad Scientist Journal!
I'm thrilled my story "Air So Thick" won top honors in the WOW! Women on Writing Summer 2019 Flash Contest! Check it out, and while you're there, take a look at the other fantastic stories featured. "Air So Thick" is one of several stories inspired by my childhood growing up in the Oklahoma panhandle, where … Continue reading Winner: WOW! Summer 2019 Flash Contest
Dust Devil is an odd little story. It's no secret I hate (HATE) wind, especially the gritty hot dry wind that blew every single day of my childhood in the Oklahoma panhandle. Grandma June hated it, too, so this story isn't really about her, though she was on my mind when I wrote it. The … Continue reading Dust Devil
I'm thrilled Funny Pearls chose to feature my nonfic story "First Impressions." This is the true story of Dolores the Raccoon and her ongoing campaign to take over my house. She's a determined little terrorist. Her baby, pictured here, spewed hissing rowling tiger noises the whole time we tried to get him out of our … Continue reading First Impressions
Be Sure is a satirical look at our ridiculous health care system, particularly within long-term care facilities. It's featured today in Unlikely Stories Mark V. News stories about such facilities have been on my radar for several years, ever since my mother spent a few weeks in a skilled nursing unit. Her experience wasn’t great, … Continue reading Social Satire: Be Sure
Don’t Say ‘No’ to a Cold Winter’s Night Sweat dries then chills my exposed throat as I return home from a run in the winter dusk. “Not again!” No light shines; another power outage, frigid night. Muscle memory steers me down the hall, into my bedroom. A blast of heat, an odor—sour, putrid, noxious—strikes me. … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy: Microprose!
I fell in love with Twist in Time Literary Magazine when I read their first issue. Time and history -- what's not to love! I'm not sure the editors could be any cooler; they sent the funniest acceptance letter I've ever seen. I'm thrilled my short story Midnight at the Crossroads Diner is featured in … Continue reading Midnight at the Crossroads Diner