My story “Raven Hair” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Cream City Review.
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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My novelette “Idle Hands” was published in the February 2017 issue of the New Haven Review.
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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It’s official. And now I can be officially thrilled, rather than that unofficially thrilled stance I’ve had to take for the last few months. I’ve just signed with PS Publishing for my first short story collection, Uncommon Miracles.
(Pausing here for a quick “Oh my God! This is amazing! It feels like a crazy dream. Also–don’t wake me up!)
It’s scheduled for release later this year. Yes, that means 2017.
The collection contains eighteen stories, many previously published in fantasy magazines, horror anthologies, or literary journals. Laura Page in The Review Review praised my work as “startling and elegant,” … Read more Read more