Keeping Gladys Good

My postcard-inspired story, “Keeping Gladys Good,” was published at The Sunlight Press. Blue Hills had always been a place for bad girls, strange girls, girls who refused to make their beds and fold their clothes, girls who locked themselves in … Continue reading

Bouncing Cranberries and Bird Girls

That was the year your mother was in the hospital, and you weren’t allowed to visit.Read “The Bounce Test” in JMWW. Something that peers out from shade and vine. A small bird that flits, too quick to see.Read “Metamorphoses” in … Continue reading

Of Cows and Shadows

I’m happy to make a second appearance in The Cabinet of Heed, an Irish lit mag, with my flash “Jessie: A Pastoral.” This story was inspired by some family research on Ancestry–and yes, this is the same Jessie whose three … Continue reading

It Was Always June

I’ve heard poet friends say that they never have a moment free in April, because National Poetry Month means ALL the readings and conferences and workshops happen in that one month. June is sort of like that for Flash Fiction … Continue reading

Spring Updates

Recent Publications My two most recently published stories have a very different path to publication. “Historic Preservation,” a micro published in the Irish magazine The Cabinet of Heed, grew out of a writing prompt that took an unexpected turn. I … Continue reading

Border Crossings

I was happy to have my new story, “Warsaw Circus,” published in a new journal, Milk Candy Review. They also interviewed me about the story. Here are the Two Questions they asked, and my answers. And here’s the original story, … Continue reading

New Year, New Stories

3Elements Literary Review My story “Throbbing, Like Gristle” was published in the Winter 2019 issue of 3Elements Literary Review. Each issue asks writers to create a story or poem based on three elements. This issue’s elements were gristle, bolt, and … Continue reading

Writing News – Win, Place, or Show

So I’ve been writing like crazy this summer, even though I’m also doing a million other things, and I have some good writing news to share. I just found out that my flash collection The Path the Lost Girls Take … Continue reading

Sometimes It Happens in a Flash

Sometimes stories come together almost instantly. I would say “easy as pie,” except I make pies. I know how much time it takes to get them right! Sometimes stories take a long time to simmer. An idea might get started, … Continue reading