My story “Re-stitched” was published in the January 2018 issue of Split Lip Magazine.
It wasn’t Alicia’s catechism teacher, her mother, or even her sister who taught Alicia the truth about God’s grace and the redemptive power of skin robes. It was her stepfather, Larry McBride.
Alicia and her sister, Stephanie, sat side by side on the edge of Alicia’s bed in their matching flannel nightgowns. The clock on the wall read 1:36 am. Like most nights, Mom was working the late shift at the hospital.
Their stepfather stood less than a foot away. His eyes were … Read more Read more
Welcome to my virtual summer porch! There are even a few fireflies about. In other words, it’s a perfect night for a chat about all things writing. Christopher M. Cevasco was kind enough to drop by today to talk about his story “The Happy Island” now out in Corazon Books’ anthology, Distant Echoes. The anthology features selected Historical Novel Society Short Story Award winners and finalists from the past few years. To start things off, I’ll make introductions by shamelessly lifting Chris’s author bio!
Christopher M. Cevasco writes fiction inspired by history. Some of his most recent stories have … Read more Read more
My story “The Rocket Farmer” was published in the July/August 2017 issue of Interzone.
I sit at my kitchen table and watch as my soon-to-be ex-husband, David, assembles cardboard boxes and labels each one in neat block letters. This is David’s third packing weekend and once again our daughter has made herself scarce; Sophie has no problem with late-at-night drunk mom or lonely stoned dad, but watching us sort through the flotsam of our former marriage—it’s too much.
“What’s up with those burn marks on the driveway?” David says. “I can setup the fire pit if … Read more Read more