I’m really excited that the “One” print anthology has arrived from across the pond. This project was the brainchild of Steve Campbell, who is the editor of the magazine behind this anthology, Ellipsis Zine. He’s a true gentleman and a talented writer.

You had to go through a submission process to possibly be accepted, so I was thrilled when I saw that I made the cut with my story Tangerine. “One” was the theme, and your story had to be under 300 words. (10 out of the chosen 57 stories were longer ones selected from past stories published by Ellipsis.)

This is my first story that I’ve written with my daughter in my mind. It’s more of a children’s tale than an adult one. I ordered an extra book to give to her.

All the writers receive royalties from the sales, so if you want to buy one or twelve, you can order them here. (There’s also a digital version.)





The Crayon Moon


I’m really excited to have my story The Crayon Moon published by Marauder Literary Journal. Marauder is the brainchild of Maggie Jankuloska, a talented Australian writer. I’m grateful to her for giving my story a lovely home. Check the site out and read and/or submit.

You can read my story here






I’m so excited to announce that my story Goop finished 3rd in the Molotov Cocktail FlashMonster contest. A huge thank you to Mary Lenoir Bond and Josh Goller for selecting my tale and for running one of the slickest, darkest lit mags out there. They run a themed flash contest quarterly. I used to enter often, but I skipped the last year or so for unknown reasons. Glad I decided to enter this one.

Plus, I won $50.00 for finishing 3rd. The coolest of beans!

You can read my story here




Sad City


I’m more than excited to have my essay Sad City published by the wonderful Ginger Collect lit mag. A big thank you to Editors Lauren E. Hamm and Patrick S. Johnson for giving my piece a cool home.

I was emailed last night with their acceptance and it was published today, a rare occurrence but a welcomed one. So many talented writers in this issue, give it some eyeballs!

This story was a bit embarrassing to write about, but enough time has elapsed that I feel more comfortable writing about it. I also have another nonfiction piece coming out in November.

You can read my essay here




Songs in a Dumpster Fire


Well, we have deadly earthquakes and massive hurricanes and climate change deniers and white supremacists carrying torches and a bigoted buffoon in the oval office. What a time to be alive! Drink it up.

I don’t have anything to say with this post, just wanted to link some tunes that I’ve been listening to recently. On the writing front, I have an essay coming out in November and a flash piece getting published in October. I pretty much hate everything I write, but that essay feels like it’s the best thing I’ve written in months. I’m proud of it.

I am now taking three drugs to combat the depression. I’ve never been this committed to pharmaceuticals. Are they working? I thought so three weeks ago, but now I feel a bit heavy again. It’s frustrating, and it touches everything in my life. I’m still hopeful, though. It takes time when you add new drugs to your system. I’ve hopped back on the reframing train to soften the blow of the dark hammer. It helps.

Anyway, get out your french press and make a pot of medium roast coffee. Make sure you purchase your beans locally and only use a burr grinder. Poetry in a cup.

Kick it.