Honorable Mention – WOW! Contest

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

Middle-Aged Dinosaurs

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

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 communications, with Professor Mediocrity’s go-to ice breaker: Tell the class something embarrassing … Continue reading Strategically Offensive