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
Twist in Time Magazine is one of my favorite publications because they focus on stories that play with time. I'm excited my flash story The Collection is featured in their latest issue. This is a tale of a young body snatcher, and the evil Collector who hunts her. The story began as a contest entry … Continue reading Penny-pence for Your Thoughts
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!
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
I'm thrilled my story "Air So Thick" won top honors in the WOW! Women on Writing Summer 2019 Flash Contest! Check it out, and while you're there, take a look at the other fantastic stories featured. "Air So Thick" is one of several stories inspired by my childhood growing up in the Oklahoma panhandle, where … Continue reading Winner: WOW! Summer 2019 Flash Contest
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
Be Sure is a satirical look at our ridiculous health care system, particularly within long-term care facilities. It's featured today in Unlikely Stories Mark V. News stories about such facilities have been on my radar for several years, ever since my mother spent a few weeks in a skilled nursing unit. Her experience wasn’t great, … Continue reading Social Satire: Be Sure
One of my short political satire pieces is included in Writers Resist today. This special issue focuses on gun violence in America. I’m honored to be among this fantastic group of writers on such an important topic. I hope you will take a look: "American Ouroboros." While you’re there, please consider subscribing to their mailing … Continue reading American Ouroboros in Writers Resist
The lovely folks at Enchanted Conversation accepted my flash fairy tale "Penny the Poisonmonger: An Origin Story" and it's live today! I love the artwork they chose to illustrate the story, so I'm going to post it everywhere possible. Ha! Lots of people helped shape this story. It began as a prompted assignment in a … Continue reading New Story in Enchanted Conversation