Happy Opening Day 2022!

In honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, here’s my tiny tale, “Comebacker,” originally published in Friday Fix Fiction on January 29, 2021:


The last thing the pitcher remembered: throwing the 102-mph fastball. He had no idea how long he’d been unconscious, no recollection of being revived. Later, after he’d been carted off the field on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital by ambulance, he asked only one question: “Did we win?”

2021 in Review

I’m grateful to have had 15 stories published this year:

  • “Out-of-This-World Conversation” in The Drabble (January)
  • “Comebacker” in Friday Fix Fiction (January)
  • “Whole Latte Love” in Dwelling Literary (February)
  • “Adam Addiction” in Flash Fiction Magazine (February)
  • “Sighting” in Five Minutes (March)
  • “Crash & Burn” in BOMBFIRE (June)
  • “Theft” in Sledgehammer Lit (June)
  • “Only You” in Briefly Write (June)
  • “Customer Service” in Sledgehammer Lit (July)
  • “Falling in Love (with Back-to-School Supplies)” in Discretionary Love (September)
  • “Noted” in The Birdseed (September)
  • “Omissions,” “To the Girl I Used to Be,” and “Things C.J. and I Argued about Last Saturday between Lunch and Dinner” in Peeking Cat Literary (October)
  • “Coffee for Two” in [sub]liminal (October).

Additionally, my first (and second, third, fourth, and fifth) published haiku appeared in Skyway Journal, and my story “Noted” (published in September in The Birdseed) was included in the “Writing in the Present with the Past” episode of the Full House Literary podcast.