Category: Stories

  • “From Them Prostrate I Flee”

    “From Them Prostrate I Flee”

    A teenager finds an unexpected escape from trauma in the garage, and it will haunt him the rest of his life.

  • “Goodbye to Rock”

    “Goodbye to Rock”

    “We remind them that road trips and human exploration lead back, without adding ‘if all goes well.’ Ride an explosion, walk on another rocky surface, collect some samples, more vials, return with the samples on top of another explosion. We can be there to cheer them on.”

  • Flash Monster 2020 Short List

    Flash Monster 2020 Short List

    My flash fiction story “A Bird Watcher’s Guide to Malformed and Buzzing Things” earned a spot on the close-but-no-cigar shortlist shout-outs for the annual Flash Monster contest from The Molotov Cocktail!

  • Flashpocalypse Short List

    Flashpocalypse Short List

    My flash fiction story “The Canal” was shortlisted for The Molotov Cocktail’s latest quarterly flash contest: Flashpocalypse!

  • “The Yogurt Swimmer”

    “The Yogurt Swimmer”

    A man must hunt down a magical creature in his home before his husband and daughter see it and he loses them forever.

  • “Rail Work”

    “Rail Work”

    You return home, leaving everything, including your future, behind.

  • “The Center of Dirty”

    “The Center of Dirty”

    “Rachel hung up on her mother while she was telling Rachel about her niece’s birthday party. The abrupt silence was packed with glass. Rachel stared at the dark screen of her phone until the greasy prints bothered her. She wiped the phone across her jeans and set it face down on the table. It rang.…

  • “If Everyone Was Standing Outside My Door”

    “If Everyone Was Standing Outside My Door”

    “If everyone was standing outside my door, there would be people six deep between my door and the brick wall that separates the apartment complex from the parking lots and roads of this suddenly populated land.”