Here are a few of my latest works. For more, choose Short Fiction or Poetry from the drop down menu above.
                  "Big, Bad"
in American Gothic: Short Stories


He smiled as I got closer, the smile of somebody who just got served a big plate of barbecue ribs with all the fixins; the smile of somebody with his napkin already tucked into his shirt. It wasn't midnight, but he didn't give a damn.


Everybody called him Catfish, but that wasn't his real name, and we all knew it. He had been walking the back roads a long, long time. Maybe forever.

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in Strange Horizons, 20 May 2019


The old house shudders,

vines and creepers circle the crumbling frame, thin
arms lithe and loving, a comfort.

"...a lovely poem, quiet but full of a resounding power." - Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

"A Gardener's Guide to the Apocalypse"
in If This Goes On: The Science Fiction Future of Today's Politics

They are pragmatists, these new things, making use of the world that exists, not attempting to replicate memories of what was, or dangle from the hope of what might yet be.

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"This Is Why I Love You"
in Kaleidotrope, Summer 2019


               I wanted to hurt you. I wanted to
               eat you up.


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