"The Condominium" | FiveChapters
"His head and face were newly shaven—his scalp was pink and shiny and raw—and it gave him a bitter, menacing look."
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"Everyone Gets It" | Joyland
"I leave the room smiling, with a corner of hatred for Jeff in my heart."
"The All Clear" | Bodega
"I draw a picture for him but am reluctant to send it, perhaps because looking at it reminds me of the thrill of being admired."
"Faces at the Window" | Hunger Mountain
"Our house was too big. It dwarfed me and my mother, who cried every year when we received the first winter heating bill. It left room for ghosts in every season."
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"Some of Us Can Leave" | TLR Share & Carve Magazine
"People say your life flashes before your eyes right before you die, but it also happens when you find out you're pregnant. And unemployed."
"Marie and Parker Threw a Party" | Literary Hub
"The kids were happy, the adults were drunk."
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"I always felt relieved to see Claire because she inevitably had a lot on her mind. Talking with her gave me an opportunity to get out of my own head, which was also full but not of useful things, nothing I wanted to discuss with other people."
- "Claire Tells a Story" | Anomaly
"Affective Memory" | Hobart
"Everything felt so close to the surface in those days--fragile, maleable, electric."
"Our Lady of Guazá" | Redux & Inkwell
"She loses her group, she loses Valentina. After wandering, she finally finds her sister sitting on a kneeling stone in a stark, empty chapel."
"When I Was Young and Swam to Cuba" | SFWP Quarterly & The Saint Ann's Review
"Before, she'd fancied herself the persecuted revolutionary of her family. Now she believed she could get an army to do her bidding."
Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2017
Tampa Review 47/48
Southern Indiana Review, Fall 2014
Chicago Quarterly Review, Vol. 22
Southern Humanities Review, Vol 49.4
StoryFront (Originally published in Day One.)
Slippery Elm, 2014
"That Won't Be Necessary" | Joyland
"Before the summer crew painted the dorms, they had to clean every room. In 303, Lucy stood on a ladder to scrape glow-in-the dark pinup models from the ceiling."
"Diatomaceous Earth" | Garo
"Slowly, I came back into myself, the living room, the fact that my life was kind of a mess."