“Idle Hands” — New Haven Review (February 2017)

My novelette “Idle Hands” was published in the February 2017 issue of the New Haven Review.

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Sylvia: 1971

God or no God, Sylvia Vieira’s special day was all wrong. No mother helped Sylvia fasten her dress for her First Communion. No little sister burst into her bedroom, upending her collection of pressed flowers and carefully preserved damselfly wings, then looking falsely outraged when Sylvia complained.

 

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“Raven Hair” — Cream City Review (April 2017)

My story “Raven Hair” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Cream City Review.

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Spring

You were the wolf, the witch, the unnamed monster in the woods. Instead of blood offerings, the townspeople left you woven baskets full of waxy red fruit. I left myself: red cape and fiery virgin blood.

I was the one who lifted my hand and knocked. I had black hair, dark as a raven, and the dress my mother had sewn for me. You saw me just the same: my already curving hips, my waiting breasts.

 

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WisCon Bound!

In less than a week I will attend my first WisCon along with three other members of my critique group: Emily B. Cataneo, Sarah Read, and Kathrin Kohler! We will also be sharing quarters together. Ummmm, I may have to go light on the eyeliner for a few days despite my no doubt low levels of sleep. Somehow I always feel that eyeliner hides all signs of fatigue…An acknowledged weakness.

WisCon is a 1,000-member science fiction convention with a feminist/social justice focus. I’ll be moderating two panels on Friday as well as participating in a group reading … Read more

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