I placed 3rd overall out of an original field of 1400 writers.
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.
“Just do it,” I told him, “and do it quick.” And he picked up the milk jug full of gasoline and dumped it over my head.
Appeared in Quantum Fairy Tale‘s Halloween issue #13.
The Molotov Cocktail Prize Anthology
This collection contains 40 flash fiction stories selected by Josh Goller and Mary Lenoir Bond, ranging from amusing to horror and surreal to disturbing. One of them is mine, and it’s a little of all four.
The Kitchen God
You can do just about anything with a wok that size.
One of five winners of the 7th Annual Dialog Only Contest; forthcoming in Bartleby Snopes‘s January 2016 issue.