“Re-stitched” — Split Lip Magazine (January 2018)

My story “Re-stitched” was published in the January 2018 issue of Split Lip Magazine.

First Lines

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

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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 Split Lip Magazine. 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!

Below are the six … Read more

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