November 2015

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Atoms of Jesus

First time I saw your mama, I knew what she was. She had that thousand-yard stare you see in soldiers and orphans–and us. And the clumsy, she had that, too. She’d stumble on flat ground like she was expecting one more stair. She never got used to walking on human feet.

Accepted 10/7/15; November Story of the Month at  Triptych Tales, and nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize by the editors.

August 2015

Deedee Loves Peanut Butter
Deedee Loves Peanut Butter

She turned into dust after Daddy’s car squashed her. Like, when you put a stake in a vampire? Pssshhhh! Like that.

Accepted 8/12; appeared in  The Fable‘s special Halloween issue #9 (10/31/15).

July 2015

 
Dandelion

Dandelion

I buried you in the backyard. Next to the pond that used to be.

Appeared in  Zetetic Record‘s October 2015 speculative fiction issue.

 
Monkey Steals the Peaches

Monkey Steals the Peaches

Oh, they prepared. They put some thought into this. But it’s not going down like they planned.
–Gaston Bachelard

Appeared in The Molotov Cocktail’s ‘s Prize Winner’s Anthology (print, 9/1/15) and July issue (online, 7/15/15).

 
A Gift is a Gift

A Gift is a Gift

She’s being eaten alive.

Appeared inSaturday Night Reader‘s Summer 2015 issue (print, 7/1/15) and August issue (online, 8/19/15).

 
By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name

Clara doesn’t live here anymore.

Appeared in  The Fable (online, 7/1/15); first place in the Scribophile Psychology Group’s June Flash competition.