If you’ve been anywhere near me or my social media lately, you’ve probably noticed my complaints about the five weeks I spent fighting a kidney stone. I apologize for the whining. Anyway, it resulted in a goofball story. I wrote it while rotating some freaky pain meds with ibuprofen and lemon water. That’s my excuse, … Continue reading GTFO!
Check out my new story in Little Old Lady Comedy! The Posh City follows a couple of older women on their way to monthly book club meeting. Stuck on a runaway three-wheeler and pursued by a deranged goat, Ernestine and Imogene eat fancy brownies and make plans for the future. This story is absolutely NOT … Continue reading New story in LOL Comedy!
Attending virtual readings has become my new favorite thing, especially when the authors are reading their short stories from the new Furious Gravity collection. The book is phenomenal, with contributions from 50 DC-area women writers. Each story is top-notch. The editor, Melissa Sholes Young, did a fantastic job curating the pieces. I’ve been blown away … Continue reading Furious Gravity is Here!
Book Club Dip is a short story written in recipe format. It is absolutely NOT inspired by anyone I know. Promise. This is the third time Funny Pearls has featured one of my stories. I love their humor, as well as the gorgeous design of their site. I'm thrilled to be included in their … Continue reading Recipe for Revenge in Funny Pearls
I think it’s important for women to state their accomplishments loud and with pride, even though it’s not always easy to do so. After all, we’ve been trained since birth to show modesty, be polite, stay quiet. I say fuck that. We work hard and accomplish great things, despite all the cards stacked against us. … Continue reading Water-Skiing Dinosaur: Coming Soon!
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
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
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!