“Holes in Heaven” Newly Released to the World

My story “Holes in Heaven” about sibling rivalry, stellar nurseries, and the power of sacred magic verses science came out today in the print journal Isthmus. You can read an excerpt of the story here or purchase the magazine directly. Isthmus is a biannual journal out of Seattle, Washington.

First Lines: 
In addition to its other powers, the Arizona heat compels decay. My forty-year-old apartment building with its Class C construction and Title Eight clientele didn’t stand a chance. The stench had overtaken my bedroom months ago, the epicenter of my carefully assembled physics experiment. Even with a bandana … Read more

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“The Woman in the Woods” Now Available Online

My story “The Woman in the Woods”—about the Orphan Trains, lost siblings, and the Iowa woods—is featured today on the the online magazine Necessary Fiction. Necessary Fiction publishes a new book review each Monday, a featured short story each Wednesday, a contribution to their Research Notes series each Friday, along with occasional interviews, essays, and other surprises.

 

First Lines: No matter how many times Horace told her different, Eliza knew her brother was wrong. The woman in the woods didn’t look the least bit dead. The woman in the woods looked beautiful. With her long flowing hair and … Read more

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A New Story Placed & A Personal Goal Unlocked

I’ve just signed the contract, so I get to tell the world. My story “Re-stitched” has been accepted by The Indianola Review. It’s always a thrill when a story finds a home. But for me this particular acceptance is extra special. From 2012 through 2014, I wrote a series of six stories for the annual Art & Words Show. “Re-stitched” is the last story in that series to be published.  Like many of those six stories, it has grown a bit since I first presented. In this particular case, the title has even changed!

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