Editors tell me that my travel articles read like fiction because they incorporate plot and dialog. But as a journalist, I’m bound by the limits of reality. So every once in awhile, I kick up my heels and write stories and poems.
Recently published or forthcoming:
- Pig Latin, in Existere, spring/summer 2013
- Anything Low Will Do, in SNReview, fall/winter 2012
- You Thought You Were Rid of Me, But…, in Pearl , fall 2012
- Strange Sunset, in Yuan Yang, A Journal of Hong Kong and International Writing, spring 2012
- Legacy, in Berkeley Fiction Review, April 2012
- Special Ed, in Verdad magazine, spring 2011
- Feeling Red, in The Fourth River, fall 2011
- My New Do, in Zahir, October 2011
- These Short Days Confuse My Soul, in The Licking River Review, Northern Kentucky University, 2013
- In The Changing Room, a literary hypertext published in Word Circuits many years ago… when hypertext felt brand new. Do some of these interlinked pieces seem familiar? I’ve been slicing, dicing, and recycling. Every now and then, scraps from the hypertext poem pop up in much longer, and hopefully much transformed, stories.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
When I’m not writing, I fix up old houses and rent apartments to a lively mix of college students, professors, GE engineers, and impressively talented artists/writers/entrepreneurs. As I clean vacant apartments and answer midnight calls, my imagination runs wild. What if a new tenant brought in sneaky, low-life roommates? What if I opened a door and found a body? What if….?
If you’d like to comment on my fiction or suggest ideas, I’d love to hear from you. And if you’re an editor or agent, I’d be thrilled to hear from you. Send me an email.