“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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“Everyone Gets a Happy Ending” — Interzone 268 (January 2017)

My story “Everyone Gets a Happy Ending” was published in the January/February 2017 issue of Interzone.

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“Baby bunnies,” Steph says, “herald the apocalypse. Kendra, you know that, right?”

“Painful truth,” I reply, even as I luxuriate in the soft fur pressing against my arms. The heat is oppressive. Sweat soaks the back of my shirt, drips from the fine hairs at the nape of my neck. It’s dusk in southwest Arizona and Steph and I are far from home. Spring is supposed to mean daffodils and tender shoots of Chemlawned grass. Instead, the Arizona air pulls the … Read more

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“One Thousand Paper Cranes” — Kaleidotrope (January 2017)

My story “One Thousand Paper Cranes” was published in the Winter 2017 issue of Kaleidotrope.

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October, 2026: Remembering the Past Part 1
There is a story Elijah likes to tell himself. This story is set long before the fire, more than ten years ago, back in 2015.

Elijah was the younger brother, only eight years old, and Callie was the older sister who sent handwritten notes to the dead. Callie had long curly hair that frizzed in the summer til it was just like Elijah’s. Her skin was pale Irish, shades lighter than Elijah’s. Elijah had never … Read more

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