The Houseplant in Love with a Girl – An overdramatic perennial longs for his human caretaker, until someone moves in on his turf. Vandercave Quarterly, April 2015.
Fingers – A tale of two claw game toys, one slimy human, and the 25 cents that could upend everything. Jersey Devil Press, October 2015.
The Selkie’s Husband – Based on a European legend, a seal sheds its hide on the shore and steps out as a human woman. A lonely man steals the skin, trapping her as his wife. Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, December 2015.
Margarine – The almost-butter, or the girl who’s almost-alive. Slink Chunk Press, January 2016.
The Watching Man – A lonely lurker with a penchant for following people sees something he shouldn’t have seen. The J. J. Outre Review, May 2016.
Hungry – A surrealist flash fiction about a woman who tries to eat her feelings away, until there’s literally nothing left. Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, July 2016.
Log Jam – A gesture of kindness between strangers prompts an onlooker to consider the sometimes inexplicable nature of depression. The Bohemyth, May 2017.
The Bones and the Bird – A dark fairy tale about a witch who can change her shape by eating feathers and bones. Psychopomp Magazine, August 2017.
Prose Featured On This Blog
Alone – A flash fiction about the secret things we do when no one is looking.
Beard Man – Self-help books and hairy superheroes. What more could you need?
Oliver Tries Online Dating – A humorous character study.
Hobo Stories – Some down-on-their-luck stories must live on the streets until they can get published.
In Case of Zombies, Learn Karate – A failsafe plan for the apocalypse.
Wake Up Call – A prose-poem about the subconscious ways our emotions find their way out.
To the Woman on the Bench – A fictional letter from one lonely stranger to another.
She is Not a Dancer – A narrative essay that takes a gritty backstage look at a dance studio.
Say Cheese – A humorous piece about coping with emotion in public.
30 Lines for 30 Years – Pretty much what it sounds like: I wrote 30 one-line stories in honor of my 30th birthday.
Next Time, Muse, I’ll Need to See a Doctor’s Note – A guide for overcoming that pesky writer’s block.
Tips on Writing REAL Real Good – A satirical how-to.
Things I’m Thankful For as a Writer – Finger joints, chairs, and more!
All Night Long – For readers who read way past their bedtime.
How to Avoid Talking to Someone You Do Not Want to Talk To – For my fellow hermits.
Poetry & Snippets