Monday, February 3, 2020

New Fiction, "DreamWorld," at A-Minor Magazine

Excited that my story, "DreamWorld," is up at A-Minor Magazine!
Photo by Markus Spiske

"You’re never sure what’s history and what’s spectacle, whether the things Barry said happened when he was a kid really happened, like the usurping of the government by companies, the quarantine to Sunrise City for so many families, or the “Others,” and forced exodus of the Banned, those unable to work or who just weren’t liked for a number of reasons. In the history book sponsored by The Corporation, only one of which was available in your school, those families like yours, who were homeless, forced to barter and prostitute, were the victims of their own bad choices."

You can read more here

Monday, December 30, 2019

New Ficton: "The Long Haul" at BULL Magazine

Excited to see my story, "The Long Haul" at BULL!

"He cooked with a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a can of Coors in his left hand and whisper-sang Van Halen songs with sexual innuendos that completely eclipsed mine and Joelle’s comprehension."

To read more, go here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Pushcart Nomination for "The Loneliest Creature on Earth!"

Excited to receive a nomination for the Pushcart Prize from Little Fiction for my story, "The Loneliest Creature on Earth." Congratulations to all nominees; you've earned it! 

Monday, August 26, 2019

New fiction, "Hide and Seek," at Pidgeonholes

"When you reunited at your hostel, you climbed into bed and into each other, your body layered afterward in hers like your wedding dress pressed in the garment bag in your closet" 

Thrilled to see my story in Pigeonholes! Thanks to Jennifer Todhunter and the gang for featuring it. 

To read more, go here.

Friday, July 26, 2019

My review of Laura Lippman's Lady in the Lake (Washington Post)

Super excited to see my review of Laura Lippman's latest, Lady in the Lake, in The Washington Post!

"Everyone knows the dangers of being in the news business these days, but Laura Lippman’s new novel “Lady in the Lake” is a powerful reminder that the search for the truth has always been a precarious and underappreciated one."
To read more, go here.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"Eat a Peach" at Chicago Quarterly Review!

Thrilled to see my story "Eat a Peach" in the latest issue of Chicago Quarterly Review! I wrote first draft in bed in a hotel room overlooking the Hollywood Hills, before getting up, knowing I was onto something special. I'm glad it found such a special home to match. Thanks to editor Elizabeth McKenzie and everyone who workshopped the piece:

"Lynn wonders what it would be like if she were the one speaking for once. What she would say. What it would be life if someone rubbed her shoulders, knuckled the back of her neck to relieve her headache. To release the heaviness from her heart. She wants to burrow in some corner of Los Angeles and start a garden, have a small yard and a cat. She doesn’t want much. In a city where there are so many fantasies, she wants a reality."

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Fiction at Little Fiction: "The Loneliest Creature on Earth"

I was watching a Shriner's Hospital commercial one night, and I thought about writing a children's hospital story with a nod to Lorrie Moore's "People Like That Are the Only People Here," but after it went through the filter of my weird little mind, this is what came out instead. Thanks, Little Fiction. for publishing my quirky little story, "The Loneliest Creature on Earth": 

"Later, we will explain to you at your mother’s wake, that the final month was the worst for our son. Not because of his incapacitation or the anti-contamination chamber, but because there simply weren’t enough kind people like you to come and visit him. No one for him to tell, for instance, that the man who found the 5000-year-old corpse named the Iceman in 1991 was also found frozen dead in ice in 1994. And goodness knows, we stopped listening to him months ago."

To read more, go here