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!
I usually don’t enter multiple stories in the same contest, but I’m enjoying the stories at Quantum Shorts too much to resist another. If you have an extra minute or two, check out my quantum detective story “Point of View” at the Quantum Shorts contest page. This story began as a YeahWrite Super Challenge entry. … Continue reading Quantum Detective Story!
I love hard science fiction. I don’t have the formal science education to write it convincingly, but I try anyway because it’s so much fun. That’s why I’m so excited to see my story “Jesus Machine” on the Quantum Shorts contest page. Quantum Shorts is a flash fiction contest focusing on quantum physics. The contest … Continue reading Quantum Fiction!
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
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