2019 in Review

I’m grateful to have published 15 stories this year. The longest was 975 words (“Sisters,” Bull & Cross); the shortest, 50 words (“Spotlight,” NEWMAG). Between those two extremes were four 100-word stories, six stories between 150 and 250 words, one 475-word story, and two 900-word pieces of flash fiction.

  • “Spotlight,” NEWMAG, 50 words, January
  • “Thirst,” Ellipsis Zine, 900 words, February
  • “Teen Dream,” Splonk, 100 words, May
  • “Driving Home,” Freshwater Literary Journal (print), 150 words, May
  • “Onward,” Mojave Heart Review, 100 words, June
  • “Makeover,” Elephants Never, 100 words, June
  • “Beginnings & Endings,” Uppagus, 250 words, June
  • “Best Intentions,” 24 Unread Messages (print), 200 words, June
  • “Playing with Fire,” The Fiction Pool, 200 words, August
  • “Sisters,” Bull & Cross, 975 words, September
  • “When I Wore Fluorescents,” Little Rose Magazine, 100 words, November
  • “Nice Guys,” Flash Fiction Magazine, 900 words, November
  • “Choices,” (mac)ro(mic), 475 words, December
  • “Rom-Com Drama,” the Under Review, 180 words, December
  • “Opening Instructions,” the Under Review, 200 words, December

Two Stories in the Under Review

The first issue of the Under Review, out this weekend, features two of my stories. “Opening Instructions” is a 200-word story in list form, and “Rom-Com Drama” is, well, part romantic-comedy, part drama. The Under Review, led by Executive Editor Terry Horstman and Managing Editor Meghan Maloney-Vinz, publishes writing that has “a sport slant, nod, backdrop, or undercurrent.”

Rom-Com Drama

Opening Instructions

New Story in British Zine

I’m pleased to have “Best Intentions,” a story in the form of an email, included in 24 Unread Messages. The new British zine, founded by Jamie Graham, contains two dozen emails never sent to their intended recipients (fictional or real). “Best Intentions” is a communication from a teenage girl to her best friend’s boyfriend. Also included in 24 Unread Messages is work from Stephanie Hutton and Steve Campbell.

Third Story in June

June has been a busy month so far, with stories appearing in Mojave Heart Review (June 1) and Elephants Never (June 2). Today, “Beginnings & Endings,” my humorous 250-word story about a first date, appears in the latest issue of Uppagus. A mother-son venture, Uppagus publishes poetry and flash fiction. The current issue is its thirty-fifth.