Amalfi Coast TunnelThe end of 2019 brought a few nominations for Best Small Fictions and The Pushcart Prize for my 1st-prize winning story in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, “Candy Girls.” 2020 is a slow year for short work, but I’m happy to say “Dressage” garnered third place in Bath Flash earlier this year. “Unspeakable” was shortlisted in the Cambridge Flash Fiction Prize 2020. So…I’m still writing.


Rusty Was a Good Dog


Update: 7 June 2020


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“Choose Your Colours Carefully” Adverbially Challenged Volume 3

February 2020

“Dressage” Bath Flash Fiction Award *** THIRD PRIZE ***

“Unspeakable” Cambridge Flash Fiction Prize (shortlisted)

April 2019

“Language Shift” New Flash Fiction Review

February 2019

“Candy Girls” Bath Flash Fiction Award ******* FIRST PRIZE! *******

“Threes” The Molotov Cocktail Phantom Flash Contest (9th place)

“Crop Circles” The Molotov Cocktail Phantom Flash Contest (6th place)

“Mid-Life Mosaic” The Airgonaut

November 2018

“The Persian Boats: A Love Story” The Molotov Cocktail

February 2018

“Aut Dormi, Aut Lacte” Retreat West Quarterly Themed Flash Competition (1st place, WHITE theme)

“Things I Learned About Swans” TSS Publishing (3rd place, Winter 2017 Flash 500 Competition)

“Company Man” The Molotov Cocktail Flash Hero Contest (10th place)

“May/December” Ellipsis Zine (Anthology Two)

June 2018

“The Weight” Bath Flash Fiction Award (Long List)

“Regeneration” Flash Flood

January 2018

“Tilda Always Did Love Her Flowers” FlashBack Fiction

“Weeknights at Café Suicide” Crack the Spine (also in print anthology XVII)

“They Have Knives, Don’t They?” The Cabinet of Heed

“Horizontally, with Opera in the Background” DNA Magazine

“Nothing Fits” The Airgonaut

“Regeneration” The Tishman Review (p. 72)

“One Last Endless Summer” Succor (print)

“Little Girl Lost” Succor (print)

December 2017

“And If We Could Dance Backwards” Moon Park Review

“Gloryville” The Molotov Cocktail (bonus: I’m TOC-mates with Aeryn Rudel!)

“Rule of Three” and “Camp Tramp Stamp” 200 CCs: Year One (print from

“Lord of Misrule” Infernal Clock Calendark Anthology (print and ebook from Amazon)

“Paint Thinner” Solidago Literary Journal (print — $6 from

“Funny How You Can’t Remember His Name” Dear Damsels

“These Boots of Ours” Bath Flash Fiction Award (shortlist, print edition available here)

“Papaya Dreams, Runaway Girls” Bath Flash Fiction Award (shortlist, printedition available here)

“Lipstick on the Pig” Flash Festival Anthology/Bath Flash Fiction (print edition available here)

“Life in the No-Flex Zone” Paper Swans Press (print anthology available here)

“On Tuesdays I Wear Her Lipstick” After the Pause

November 2017

“Somewhere in Dubai, a Maid Considers Colors” Retreat West (1st place, BLACK theme)

“Neverland” Ellipsis Zine ONE (print anthology available here and Kindle edition here)

“There Is a Difference Between the Pas de Deux and the Solo” Ellipsis Zine

“The Crying Room” Vine Leaves Literary Journal (print, available here via Amazon)

“Mezzanine” Vine Leaves Literary Journal (print)

“Absorption” Vine Leaves Literary Journal (print)

“Separation” After the Pause (print anthology)

October 2017

“Rest in Pieces” Five2One Magazine’s The Sideshow

“Screen Test” Salomé Journal, Issue 3 (print & digital, for sale here)

“Holy Thoughts” BULL

“The First Rule is Do No Harm” Spelk

“Pain Management” 365 Tomorrows

September 2017

“If You Want the Rest of Your Shit, You’ll Find it in the Starbucks Tip Jar” Maudlin House

“Weeds” Trembling With Fear (The Horror Tree)

“The Truth About Eggs” The Real Story

“Neverland” Ellipsis Zine

“When You Miss My Cooking” Dear Damsels

“A More Authentic Roman Holiday” Fifty-Word Stories

August 2017

“I Ain’t No Fairytale Woodcutter” Reflex Fiction

“Dog Eat Dog” The Molotov Cocktail Flash Worlds Contest (3rd place)

“Silent Sex” TSS Publishing (winner, 1st place, Summer 2017 Flash 500 Competition)

“On the Rocks” Sediments Literary Arts Journal (print)

“Stripped” Sediments Literary Arts Journal (print)

July 2017

“The Barker” The Infernal Clock (1st Place, Flash Competition)

“Two Uncles: A Fairy Tale” Split Lip Magazine

“Why I Won’t Be Saying Grace at Your Dinner Party” Crab Fat Magazine

“Bartholdi’s Electric Light” Whiskey Paper

“If You Add an S to Mother” Whiskey Paper

“Giants and Dwarves” Whiskey Paper

June 2017

“Lincoln, Kennedy, and Me” Non-Binary Review (ebook — $1.99)

“A Killer of a Smile” Danse Macabre

“All My Other Lindas” Solidago Literary Journal (print — $6 from

“Night / Sand / Castles” The Nottingham Review

“The Way We Weren’t” Reflex Fiction

“Heat / Wave / Length” Flash Flood

“Table Manners” Fifty-Word Stories

May 2017

“There Are No More Swans at Table Rock Lake” Pidgeonholes

“Dust” Atomic Theory Micro Press

“Carrom” Atomic Theory Micro Press

“The Apostate’s Daughter” Five 2 One Magazine (print)

“Echo” Typehouse Literary Magazine (online and print)

April 2017

“The Memory of Elephants” The Molotov Cocktail (5th place in the Flash Rage Contest)

“Better This Way” The Molotov Cocktail (9th place in the Flash Rage Contest)

“Correspondence” Lost Balloon

“Smallness” The Airgonaut

“Seven Pieces Hang from a Hook on the Door” Tigershark (p. 33)

March 2017

“How to Bake a Heart” Star 82 Review

“Balancing Act” Syntax & Salt Magazine 2017 Staff Issue

“I Am Lazarus” Syntax & Salt Magazine 2017 Staff Issue

“Linguistics in Arrival” Dan (non-fiction/analysis)

February 2017

“Solomon Grundy Waits to Die” Five2One Magazine’s The Sideshow (Bonus: Audio included, read by the fabulously talented Duncan Stanbury!)

“The Substance of Us” Ink In Thirds

January 2017

“Pillow Talk at the Water Cooler: Wednesday Afternoon”
2nd place in Bartleby Snopes Dialogue-Only Contest

“Wernicke 27X” The Molotov Cocktail (4th place in the Flash Doom Contest)

“Earth Tones” Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry

December 2016

“The New Yorkers of Tidewater” New South Jounal

“Sewage” The Nottingham Review

“Rule of Three” 200CCs

“Separation” After the Pause

“Honeymoon at the Pont des Arts: Saturday” Firefly Magazine

November 2016

“A Helpful Phrasebook for Tourists Traveling to Cuba During the Nation’s Time of Mourning” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

“Not All Points of Sail are Equal” Ad Hoc Fiction

“Delicate Work” Ink in Thirds

“The Man Who Did Nothing” (short story) Front Porch Review

“The Definition of Us” Ad Hoc Fiction (Go to the “Winners” tab and scroll down to read this piece.)

“My Name Ends with Me” Microcosms

October 2016

“It’s My Party and I’ll Scry if I Want To” (hon. mention, 200 CCs Halloween contest)

“You Owe Me” The RPD Society (2nd place, Going Postal Epistolary Contest)

August 2016

“Go Badgers” Defenestration Magazine

“Cat Burglar” Five2One Magazine’s The Sideshow (Bonus: Audio included, read by the fabulously talented Duncan Stanbury!)

“Life in the No Flex Zone” Ad Hoc Fiction (Go to the “Winners” tab and scroll down to read this piece.)

June 2016

“I Am a Spectrogram” Pidgeonholes

May 2016

“Camp Tramp Stamp” 200CCs

“I Am Lazarus” Apocrypha & Abstractions

“Prick, Sting, Wait” Vine Leaves Journal

April 2016

“Diprosopus” Syntax & Salt

“Balancing Act” Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry

“Teratology 101: A Handbook for New Mothers in the Monster Age” Defenestration Magazine

“Brainless” Fifty-Word Stories

March 2016

“Ways to Make Me Leave You” Pidgeonholes (Aught/Naught Issue)

January 2016
Porphyria’s Tricolor (Or, That Browning Poem in Blue, White, and Red) Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry

Circles Five2One Magazine’s The Sideshow

Alice’s Address Book Maudlin House

December 2015
Seven Periods and a Bell” Youth Imagination Magazine

Mrs. Armstrong Counts her Chickens Defenestration

Alice’s Armoire Maudlin House

1967 After the Pause

heat/wave/length After the Pause

November 2015
Out, spot Five2One Magazine’s The Sideshow

Six Sounds Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry

Alice’s Atlas Maudlin House

The Honey Clusters Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Renaissance Town Duckbill Anthology

October 2015
The Gazing Glass The Fable Online

House for Sale Pidgeonholes

Me and Ol’ Blue Drunk Monkeys

September 2015
Debt” Saturday Night Reader (Sadly, SNR has shut down effective 19 October. Sorry, folks!)

August 2015
We Don’t Want Any Platform for Prose

April 2015
Days to Go before I Sleep” The Molotov Cocktail  Want the print version?
It’s now available on Amazon in the Prize Winners Anthology!

Stay tuned.  More coming soon.