Stories and Articles

Short Fiction


“Swan Dive” in Musings of the Muses, an anthology of Greek myth retellings by Brigid’s Gate Publishing

“An Excuse, An Invitation Even”, in Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound by Air and Nothingness Press



“Gargoyles in Prague” in Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging, Volume Blue

Interview with Podcast MOUTH OF GRAFFITI, interviewed by Brad Cox 

“My Own Skin” in Once Upon a Dystopia: An Anthology of Twisted Fairy Tales and Fractured Folklore

“Mustangs and Colts” in Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2 by Crazy8 Press. 

“At the Night Bazaar” in Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day: An Anthology of Hope


“Monsters Beautiful and Bright” Issue 7 from DreamForge Magazine  

Interview with Podside Picnic about writing mothers in fantasy, art to heal trauma, my inspiration for Walking Through Fire


“A Quick Getaway” Pantheon Magazine, Gorgon Issue (flash fiction)

“The Boy from Omran” Pantheon Magazine, Tethys Issue

“Breakage” Abyss and Apex Magazine


“Saving Money” is reprinted in Flash Fiction Magazine, Volume 2


“1416 DeForested Lane” Pantheon Magazine, Hestia

“Gargoyles in Prague” Frost Fire Worlds


“Saving Money” Flash Fiction Magazine

“Mama Salamander” in July Issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk


“Fusion” in Apeiron Review, Issue 7 

“Child of the Moon and Sea” Abyss and Apex Magazine Issue 50


“Two Sides of a Triangle”  Bewildering Stories 

Winner of the 2013 Mariner Awards, which are Bewildering Stories‘ editors’ top choices for the year.

“Hand-Holding” in Third Wednesday

“Man with the Patchwork Soul” in anthology New Lines from the Old Line State


“Very Happy and Very Productive” wins 2nd place in 2014  Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Amateur Contest

“Tamaki and the Fox” was a finalist in the 2013 Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Amateur Contest

Flash Fiction “Amish Mafia” Indies Unlimited


“Critique Groups are like Rock Bands”  The Potomac Review Blog

“Multi-Tasking on a Tightrope” Indies Unlimited

“Quitting”  Maryland Writers Association

“Three Rookie Mistakes” DaybyDayWriter


In 2005 I founded an annual fiction contest promoting excellence in short fiction and awarding cash prizes to four winners.  Under my leadership, two anthologies were published: The Coffee House Fiction 2009 Anthology and The Fifteenth Dame Lisbet Throckmorton Anthology, 2010.  Both are available for sale at Amazon.  I learned a lot — sometimes the hard way — but especially that I enjoy helping other fiction writers make their stories and novels better.  It was a way for me to draw on both my Master’s degree in English and my background in teaching at the high school and university level.


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