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Guest Writer Marcy Dilworth

I’m excited to host Marcy Dilworth’s story “Keep You Safe” for the YeahWrite fiction/poetry grid this week! The focus of the challenge is “showing, not telling,” and the one-word prompt is: paradox -- any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. More info about Marcy after the story! Keep You Safe My sweet … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy Dilworth

How to Feed the Yellow Cat

Wasn't Grandpa cute? I think so, and I'm thrilled to announce literary journal Dead Housekeeping is featuring a short essay about him today: "How to Feed the Yellow Cat." Dead Housekeeping offers a unique opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. Each short story brings a specific “how to” into sharp … Continue reading How to Feed the Yellow Cat

Good Deal

  I wrote this flash story for the YeahWrite weekly fiction challenge. To post in the challenge, I had to meet two prompts: the theme of redemption, and the quote “That’s a weird place for a goat.” The maximum word count was 750 words. (I couldn’t resist the goat prompt.) The story won the week’s … Continue reading Good Deal

Product of His Environment

I'm excited to have another of my short humor pieces featured in the Akashic Books web series. This is the second time my work has been published in Terrible Twosdays. Akashic is one of my favorite publishers, not only because of their diverse offering of books and short stories, but also because they published the … Continue reading Product of His Environment

Strategically Offensive

Welcome to my new storytelling blog. I wasn’t sure how to begin this first post, but then I remembered an unconventional social tool I discovered as an undergrad: strategically offensive introductions. I didn’t master this technique immediately. It began with a fumble, in freshman-year communications, with Professor Mediocrity’s go-to ice breaker: Tell the class something … Continue reading Strategically Offensive