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My Stories

2018 – “Five Stages of Writing a Story,” featured in TriQuarterly.

2017 – “This is an Exercise in Detachment,” featured here in LitHub, was selected by Roxanne Gay for The Masters Review’s Best Emerging Writers anthology.
An alternate version of “Detachment” won the 2017 Bosque Fiction Prize

2012 – “Home Repair” took first prize in The Writer’s annual Short Story Contest

2012 – “Open Wide” appeared in Rubbertop Review
“Open Wide” also took second place in the annual Cincinnati Mercantile Library Short Story Contest in 2005

2011 – “Milk’s About to Sour” appeared in Issue 14 of 34th Parallel

2010 – “You Are Not So Lucky” appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Third Coast Literary Review

2008 – “Splinter” was published in Storyglossia, Issue 27

2006 – In The Jelly Ground was selected by Silas House as the winner of the Janice Holt Giles Fiction Contest in Arts Across Kentucky magazine
Here’s what Silas had to say about it: “After reading IN THE JELLY GROUND, I felt as if I had just read the work of a great undiscovered talent. This is a beautiful story, made up of wonderful layers that the reader keeps peeling back to reveal a beating heart of character and plot. The sense of place is palpable and well-used, the dialogue is always sharp and full of tension, and the characters seem like real, living people to me. I expect big things from this author because this is a great story. When I read the last line of this story, I said ‘Wow’ aloud. It’s that good.”

2003 – “The Emperor’s New Head” appeared in Timber Creek Review

1999 – “War Stories” appeared in the Spring 1999 issue of Beloit Fiction Journal