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

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

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