great weather for MEDIA‘s yearly anthology is back, and I’M IN IT. “The Other Side of Violet” comes out August 1st, 2017, but preorder is available.
Look for my story, “Women Like Us,” in it amongst other amazing short stories and poems by super talented writers.
“Versions of Ourselves” has been published as a part of
Chicago Literati’s “Existentialism” Issue.
The day Dad left, I came home from school to find my mom and Aunt Kelly smoking cigarettes in the kitchen and drinking red wine.” Read more here.
New piece from
Not Mad Magazine!
I remember, once, asking her why. Asking her why she still looked out the window like he was coming home.” Read more here.
Super excited to have a nonfiction piece on
“You are a survivor,” she tells me. “You fought, and you lived. Not many people can claim that at your age.”
My God, I love
I’m so incredibly honored to have a story on their site. Seriously, so. honored. WhiskeyPaper.
Once, when I was younger, I read that twins often have the same dreams. Jimmy and I had tried it, of course. We’d hold hands as we fell asleep, thinking this would strengthen our mental connection, or something. In the mornings, we’d compare our dreams. He’d tell these wild and vivid tales of monsters or motorcycle gangs. He’d tell me how he leapt from cloud to cloud in his dreams, not afraid of falling. Every morning, he’d tell me this, and every morning, my answer was the same: “I don’t remember.”
Very excited to be joining the
CHEAP POP team as assistant editor!
Read their very nice (and flattering) welcome
Let the editing games begin.
Very, very honored to be a part of
Synaesthesia’s ATLAS issue. A lot of love from a lot of talented people went into this beauty.
Art work by Nick Coad
That’s how it always was—me, trying to make connections visible, trying to be a map that Daddy could look at, and always, eventually, having the lines scrubbed away.
When I was older, and Dad was gone, I became a different kind of map, made entirely of boys who had visited me.
Read the rest of “Cartography of a Girl” as well as the entire ATLAS issue
The fall issue of
is out, and included amongst wonderful pieces by very talented writers, is my short story entitled “Everything Dies in the Fall.” The Vignette Review
I remember one day, as we were running through the corn field, I commented on how pretty the stalks looked, and how I wished things could stay like that forever.
“They can’t,” Junior remarked. “Everything dies in the fall.”
And then we kept on searching for the missing girls.
Read the rest
Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
(Image by Sigrid Calon)
Vol. 2 ~ Chapter 8
Afterward, she said all she could remember was the lights—pinks and yellows, soft and warm. Brilliant, swirling, crisscrossing, and, dare she say, breathing lights.
“I swear, it’s like they were alive.”
They say acid will do that to you.
Read the rest
Midwestern Gothic welcomes its summer interns (I’m one of them!) here.