This short story was recently published in the pandemic-themed Volume 4 of SHIFT, a publication of MTSU Write. Thank you SHIFT for including this story! It was one of my favorites to work on, and I'm delighted to share it here for the first time. Enjoy! Success It happened in October of 2020. Of course… Continue reading Success: The Story of an Unnamed Young Woman Who Sold Her Soul to the Devil
This flash fiction piece originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of :Lexicon, the literary magazine of the English Department at Duquesne University. Enjoy! Sunbathing You go to the Schenley Park Overlook, a wide grassy plain surrounded by trees, with a little dip of a hill in the middle. From here you can see the… Continue reading Sunbathing
It's high time for me to announce some belated good news here! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, or if you've looked around the site, you probably know, but if not, here it is: My first novel is getting published! Over the past few weeks. I've been working with the lovely folks at… Continue reading (Long Overdue) News: Debut Novel Publication!
I want to pause my series on Habits to Feed the Creative Soul, and announce that a short story of mine, "The Juniper Bushes," was recently published in the Marathon Literary Review! I'm so proud of this story, and delighted that it found a home with Marathon Literary. Click here to check it out! (Photo… Continue reading News Break: Publication in the Marathon Literary Review
I'm so happy to announce that my work has been recently published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Watershed Journal! My short story, "The Lunch," describes a scene between a young woman and her father, in the wake of a family upheaval. The piece touches on themes of forgiveness, shame, and coming of age… Continue reading News: Publication in the Watershed Journal
When you were eight, you brought your throwaway camera. You took pictures of the dinosaur skeletons, the big mirrored room of rocks and crystals, the temporary exhibit of fine jewelry, where the security guard told you photos were not allowed, and your face got bright red in embarrassment, and you slipped the camera in your… Continue reading Fiction: Visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art (and Natural History)
Waiting For Laundry There are few things in life more pleasant than waiting for your laundry at the laundromat. There's the warmth of a room full of dozens of humming machines, the clink of quarters against metal slots, the muddled smell of mildew and detergent, the atmosphere of anticipation. You are rarely alone at the… Continue reading Fiction: Waiting For Laundry