"Little Tiger" is a flash story about a father and son. The setting is Eastern China in 208 B.C. I think this is one of the most exciting times in ancient Chinese history, and I hope this short story brings a bit of that time to life. This story sat in a drawer for more … Continue reading Little Tiger in Copperfield Review
I’m excited my short story “Good Deal” is included on the Honorable Mention list for the WOW! Women On Writing Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. “Good Deal” was originally written for YeahWrite’s weekly flash fiction grid back in October. To qualify for that week’s grid, my story had to have the theme “redemption.” It also … Continue reading Honorable Mention – WOW! Contest
T-Rex and Triceratops lounged in their new IKEA armchairs, sipping warm herbal tea and admiring the stars. The dinosaurs had purchased the chairs as a holiday gift to themselves. The chairs had a trendy name, but the dinosaurs were incapable of pronouncing it. Triceratops’s lips were not suited to the complicated Swedish furniture-word. T-Rex didn’t … Continue reading Middle-Aged Dinosaurs
Daily Science Fiction is one of my favorite publications, so I'm excited they chose to feature my micro story "Jesus Machine" today. My mom read the story and said: "I'm sure it's good, Sweetie, but I don't understand it." It's a short short, so check it out if you have 90 seconds to spare. I hope … Continue reading “Jesus Machine” in DSF!
Marcy Dilworth is back with another great story for the YeahWrite weekly fiction/poetry grid. The one-word prompt this week is "moldy." More info about Marcy after the story! Casserole With a Twist Marie teetered into the kitchen on her chunky black old-lady heels, and handed the bonus-sized casserole dish to her oldest friend, my … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy!
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
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
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
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
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 communications, with Professor Mediocrity’s go-to ice breaker: Tell the class something embarrassing … Continue reading Strategically Offensive