“Jolene” Meets Mr. Bear!

I’m happy to be featured a second time on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon, a unique and wondrous podcast of flash fiction, poetry, and music. My story “Jolene, Jolene” is in the mix, along with other stories about girls named … Continue reading

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Girls on the Edge

It’s been a year of stories about journeys and disappearances, magic and mysteries, the monstrous and the beautiful. I finished out the year with two new stories about girls on the verge of adulthood, girls standing on the edge between … Continue reading

The Uncool Kids’ Table

It’s been a tough week for me as a writer: seeing the nominations for Pushcarts and Best Small Fictions make the rounds on social media, reading the lists of winners and finalists, and knowing that this year, too, I’ve been … Continue reading

Month of Stories – Part 1

I’ve always loved fall and the sense of renewed energy and creativity it brings. This October, I have several new stories coming out in different journals. “Breach” made its debut in 3Elements Literary Review. The story grew out of a … Continue reading

New Flash at R.KV.R.Y. Quarterly

My flash prose piece “Shelby County Courthouse” is published in the “Shorts on Survival” section of the July issue of R.KV.R.Y.  Quarterly Literary Journal. The story was inspired by a poetry exercise that a friend from my writing group shared … Continue reading

New Flash at Jellyfish Review

“Jolene, Jolene” debuted at Jellyfish Review today! And tomorrow, I’m teaching two flash fiction workshops at the Goat Hill Writers Workshop-Palooza. It should be an exciting weekend. Save Save … Continue reading

Recent Publications and Classes

I just finished another super summer writing workshop with the amazing teens of Tiverton Public Library! Thanks to Abby Porter, teen librarian, for inviting me back for another year, and to all the teen writers whose creativity and energy always … Continue reading

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Read All the Stories (Except for the One You Listen To)

Stories here, stories there. Little stories everywhere.

Literary Orphans, Issue 17 (Ella Fitzgerald): “From A Short History of Black Bread Lake.

The Flexible Persona, Issue 2.3: “With Holden Caulfield in the Panic Room.” Listen to this audio story on Soundcloud.

Litro NY: “So You Want to Be a Poet.”

KYSO Flash, Issue 2: “Happy Meal” (microfiction).
Also in this issue:
“Wendy and Brian on the Last Night of the World” (fiction) and “Penny Postcard, 1902 (No Cancellation)” (poetry).

From a Short History of Black Bread Lake

From a Short History of Black Bread Lake