January 2, 2018

“Mother?” Published on Lit Up/Medium

My flash fiction story, “Mother?” is up at Lit Up/Medium. This is a reprint; the story first appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine in August, 2014.

https://medium.com/lit-up/mother-d2719953d3ac

An excerpt from the beginning:

“I am born without sight. My first sensations of the world consist only of what I sense with my remaining four: the warmth of my mother and twin brother, the faint, lingering smell of strange foods on her breath, the creamy, almost nutty-sweet taste of mother’s milk…”

This story is also currently featured on Lit (thanks, Medium staff!).

https://medium.com/topic/lit

View story at Medium.com


February 17, 2016

“Curse Upon a Star” Published in The Molotov Cocktail

My story, “Curse Upon a Star,” is now up at The Molotov Cocktail.

https://themolotovcocktail.com/about/archive-vols-1-3/vol-6/vol-6-issue-19/curse-upon-a-star/

This story got a “close but no cigar” mention in their recent flash fiction contest (Flash Phenom), and upon resubmitting, was accepted for a regular issue.

“Night after night, Ida dreams of bones. They’re snow-white and perfect with a sheen like milk teeth.”


October 31, 2015

“Natural Enemies” Published in Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth

My story “Natural Enemies” has been published in Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth.

The anthology is available for purchase on Amazon (regional links listed here).

All proceeds go to the charity First Book!

Tagline: “Zombies aren’t the only thing wanting to eat you in the woods, but no one believes a teenager…”


October 9, 2015

“Winter In My Bones” Published in Selfies from the End of the World

My story “Winter In My Bones” is included in Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse.

The anthology is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets. It’s a project of Mad Scientist Journal, edited by Jeremy Zimmerman and Dawn Vogel. Cover illustration by Luke Spooner at Carrion House.

“When you get old, you know things. I know what the gnawing cold in my bones is telling me. I know the white on my fishing boots on the patio will melt upon touch. I know winter doesn’t come in July. I turn on my TV and discover that finally, they know it too.”


September 16, 2015

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” Published in freeze frame fiction

My story “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” has been published in freeze frame fiction, special volume 2: YA Fiction.

https://freezeframefiction.com/read/v2-flash-fiction-ya/

This tale of young love was inspired by midsummer mysteries and light summer nights, and written with Lana del Rey’s Summertime Sadness playing in the background.

“I found you wandering along a bridge in the light-as-day Midsummer night. Your white dress and waist-long hair swayed in the breeze, and I couldn’t let you pass till your lips parted with your name. You said it was Therese, but it might as well have been a breath of an ancient language no longer spoken.”