Pulpo

Published in SmokeLong Quarterly. “Her papa’s hands tremble as he opens the olives—something she can do but asks for help with anyway. It is the same sort of lid the…
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Shallowing

Published in TriQuarterly Winter/Spring 2016 “Caro swung the muzzle of the shotgun up and trained the barrel on a dove. From the doorway of the sagging porch, she could see…
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El Feo

Published in Tudor Close: A Mystery Anthology “Zee Toledo shifted in his waders, causing dark ripples to circle his legs like bullseyes. The body caught under the lip of his…
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Clown

Published in Spilt Infinitive “Taking the acid from the bus boy had been a dumb idea. That was last night after close, when she was loopy and tired and flush…
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Pinched Magnolias

Published in Greensboro Review Issue 97 Winner of the 2014 Robert Watson Fiction Prize “Dalia brought the butt of her shotgun to her shoulder. Everything was damp, clammy, and the…
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Deformed

Published in Pembroke Magazine Number Forty-Seven “Milas did not fully believe in God, but his grandmother had been born with a veil, a wet, milky membrane strung between her and…
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Moon Trees

Published in Prairie Schooner Spring 2014 Winner of the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award “Stute’s heels clipped my toes as he rocked back, half in and half out of the…
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The Plague

Published in Kenyon Review Online “When Cora caught the lawn guy smoking weed in the backyard instead of mowing, she wanted to say something cool, to ask for a drag…
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Everything Shining

Published in New Rivers Press American Fiction V. 13, 2014 Teenie leaned against the back door, shoulder to glass, and considered the fat, black water moccasin lazing on the slab outside.…
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The Revival

Published in [PANK] “They were in this sad little motel on the edge of Vidalia, and it stank of crack and weed and fried food, everything smothered in the smell.…
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