- “Things Overheard Through a Wall,” a flash story, Paper Darts, forthcoming Spring 2019
- “The Heart Collector,” a flash story, ROBOT DINOSAURS, forthcoming Spring 2019
- “The Three Snake-Leaves,” a short story, The McNeese Review, Spring 2019
- “The Daddy Thing,” a short story, Electric Literature, Winter 2019
Juana woke up to find her hair had come alive on her pillow. It might’ve startled her if not for the elderly voice, so small and papery, “Don’t scream, girl, whatever you do. My ears can’t take it.” It almost sounded like her abuelita’s voice. Except, of course, not dead.
— “The Daddy Thing”
- “To Unweave a Rainbow,” a short story, MLS Journal, Summer 2018 (also check out my Sidebar podcast interview with MLS’s fiction editor Patrick Henry) *Pushcart Prize Nom
- “The Hunted,” a flash story, The Cincinnati Review, Summer 2018 (also check out The Wilds’s review of this story) *Best Small Fictions Nom
They chucked rocks into the black water, feigning the occasional chill. They whispered What was that? as if they’d heard something. Their thoughts slithered as they looked for ways to frighten each other, so many glinting silverfish wriggling around the dark folds of their brains.
— “The Hunted”
- “Why the Moon Wanes,” a flash story, Necessary Fiction, Summer 2018
- “The Cover-up,” a flash story, SmokeLong Quarterly (Smokey Flash Contest finalist), Summer 2018
- “Quietly Gigantic,” a short story, Strange Horizons, Summer 2018 (also check out Quick Sip’s review of this story)
My first night alone in Raimy’s hipster dream home. It isn’t eerie at all. I’m not suddenly afraid of the dark just because it’s hanging around in someone else’s rooms. I’ve already made my inventory of everything that’s normal and typical and boring. I checked all the closets, no roaches or monsters to be seen. I put my dishes away in the washer instead of leaving them out in the sink. I checked every lock. I checked every faucet. Normal. It’s all normal.
— “Quietly Gigantic”
- “It’s Shaped Like a Grin, They Say,” a flash story, CHEAP POP, Spring 2018 *Selected for Best Micro Fiction 2019 anthology
- “The Autumn Fuss,” a flash story, The Café Irreal, Winter/Spring 2018
- “The Joke,” a flash story, matchbook, Winter/Spring 2018 *Pushcart Prize & Best Small Fictions Nom
I’m alone in my apartment but I have the TV on so it sounds like a bunch of people are in here talking. This way people in the hall won’t walk by and think that I’m alone. I can hear the neighbors laughing through the wall. Is it me? Are they laughing at me?
— “The Joke”
- “Out from Behind a Rock,” a flash story, Cotton Xenomorph, Winter 2017
- “The Bomb,” a flash story, Jellyfish Review, Winter 2017
- “Late at Night, After He’s Fallen Asleep,” a flash story, Paper Darts, Autumn 2017
The worms—it’s complicated. I don’t want to put that pressure on my lover, to become something he talks to his therapist about. But I feel them. The squirming, clammy draw of these things. The kind of feeling that makes you tear your fingernails. The kind that makes you send one too many text messages.
— “Late at Night, After He’s Fallen Asleep”
- “Pulling Out,” a short story, Split Lip Magazine, Autumn 2017
- “The Devil and the Doorknob,” a short story, 7×7, Autumn 2017 (in collaboration with Jenna Bao)
- “This Is My Body,” a flash story, Hobart, Summer 2017
- “The Feast,” a short story, Carve Magazine, Winter 2017 *Pushcart Prize Nom
We took Emmaline on what promised to be a particularly stormy night. It wasn’t hard to do, especially since all the police and alarm company people were right there in the mob with us. Her mother, Rebecca, had to be restrained by five different people; the sheriff even had to lock her in a holding cell to keep her secured.
— “The Feast”
- “In the Oven,” a micro-story/novel excerpt, Prime Number Magazine, Summer 2017
- “NoonTurn,” a short story, F(r)iction, Summer 2017
- “Key-holders,” a short story, poemmemoirstory (now called NELLE), Spring 2017
- “Chameleons,” a short story, Cold Mountain Review, Spring 2016
Ecstatic births are rare—all the books and websites say so—but Clara figured there wasn’t anything quite as rare as a grown woman giving birth to a baby octopus, so who was to say what was rare or common in her case? Who was to say that every human delivering an octopus wouldn’t get a little bit ecstatic?
- “Zebra Skin,” a flash story, Fiction Southeast, Winter 2016
- “Destiny,” a flash story, NANO Fiction, Autumn 2016
- “Girls with Blood in Their Veins,” a short story, Bartleby Snopes, Summer 2016 (also available in the Editor’s Choice final print issue, Spring 2017)
- “A State of Dismal Woe,” a short story, Zone 3, Autumn 2016
- “The Soup,” a short story, Natural Bridge, Winter 2016
- “The Spyglass,” a flash story, Cease, Cows, Spring 2016
- “New Skin,” a short story, Menacing Hedge, Winter 2016
- “Playground Logic,” flash CNF, Cotton Xenomorph, Spring 2018
- “Woman at the Edge of Town,” flash fairytale CNF, Tiny Donkey, Spring 2017
- “Publishing Advice for the Unpublished Writer,” an essay, The Review Review, Autumn 2016
- “Brave New Worlds,” an essay, SQUAT Birth Journal, Winter 2015
- “The Guinea Pig Wore Black,” an essay, Life with Pets, Autumn 2015
INTERVIEWS & BOOK REVIEWS
- White Dancing Elephants, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Autumn 2018
- [m]otherhood, Anna Lea Jancewicz, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Winter/Spring 2018
- “Artificial Languages: An Interview with Matthew Baker,” author interview, BOMB Magazine, Spring 2018
- “A Conversation with Claire Rudy Foster,” author interview, Cleaver Magazine, Autumn 2016
- Bright Magic: Stories, Alfred Döblin, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Summer 2016
- Quiet Creature on the Corner, João Gilberto Noll, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Spring 2016
- Baboon, Naja Marie Aidt, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Spring 2016
- The Last Weynfeldt, Martin Suter, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Winter/Spring 2016
- Stumbling Out the Stable, Sean Pravica, book review, Cleaver Magazine, Autumn 2015