Flash Flash fiction published in Catapult magazine

The Baby Carrier Built for Men: FAQs for Commando™

Our desert-night camouflage pattern may bring back memories of the flak you donned in Bagdad.

Jun 17, 2022
You Told Me No One Wants to Hear This Story

I remember when they told us to get off the plane, though I have tried to forget it because you said it was not a story.

Wer hat Angst vorm Schwarzen Mann? or Who’s Afraid of the Black Man?

As a team of three, they have no choice but to help you catch the boys because even they know it is not safe for girls to be alone with a Schwarzen Mann.

Apr 22, 2022
Future Perfect

That whole thing about “Living Your Truth?” No one’s the wiser.

Mar 18, 2022
Solomon’s Knot

You make of him a mouthful, yet you can taste his unease, taste his cold feet.

Mar 11, 2022
Rich White Boys

I told myself I accepted his gala invite because I wanted to see what else they could get away with.

Jan 21, 2022
Four Alternate Endings to a Six-Year Marriage

There’s a comfort to our clinging, to the familiarity of togetherness, where the pain is predictable and the pleasure enough.

Jan 14, 2022
Whale Fall

The girl takes another step across the ice. She is bold. She is thirteen. She doesn’t care if things break.

Dec 03, 2021
Her Mother’s Spoons

Jealous of objects, that’s what grief makes you.

Aug 06, 2021
The Moon and What You Get Back

She tells me our tip percentage is all about our mindset, even though people don’t tip well at brunch.

Jul 30, 2021
After the Diversity Panel

Had we been diverse enough? Had we changed hearts, minds, and souls? Had we been . . . truthful?

Jul 09, 2021
What Happens to Little Girls

"Something in the hole grabs back. Something that doesn’t give up. Something with fingers and nails just like mine."

Jun 11, 2021
Fifty Last Dates

Back then I genuinely believed that every next man was the last one.

Jun 04, 2021
Before the Cure

He’d seen himself as something different then: greater than he was, more worthy of acclaim.

Nov 13, 2020
For As Long As Turtles Live

Our relationship might crack as we build two babies, but turtles don’t rush.

Low-Flying Children

The Green Man dreams that one day he will throw away the flag and depart for home in a bug-free rocket ship. But not before the children grow up, walk instead of fly.

May 29, 2020
Lepidoptera

Her family had no wings, only legs that could traverse blocks at street level, where no one was allowed since the Sickness.

Apr 17, 2020
AREA CANNIBALESS

Some just want a lick of fame, prostrate at my feet with their sweaty headshots, as if I am the one to save them.

The Smell of All Mothers

It was That Smell, that-so-familiar-one that hurt me not to remember where I’d smelled it before.

Mar 06, 2020
150 bpm

It’s the heartbeat that I can’t forget. When the sonogram technician held her transducer to my abdomen and turned up the sound I was surprised by its rapidity.

Feb 28, 2020