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Quantum Fiction!

I love hard science fiction. I don’t have the formal science education to write it convincingly, but I try anyway because it’s so much fun. That’s why I’m so excited to see my story “Jesus Machine” on the Quantum Shorts contest page.  Quantum Shorts is a flash fiction contest focusing on quantum physics. The contest … Continue reading Quantum Fiction!

Interview: WOW! Muffin Newsletter

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

Disinhibited in Mad Scientist Journal!

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!

Winner: WOW! Summer 2019 Flash Contest

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

First Impressions

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

Social Satire: Be Sure

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

Guest Writer Marcy: Microprose!

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!