“Mr. DeShaw’s Sculpture” Published in MYSTERY WEEKLY MAGAZINE (5,987 words)

Mystery Weekly Magazine published my story “Mr. DeShaw’s Sculpture” in their February issue. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written, and you can look at a preview of it on their website here or buy the physical issue (or a Kindle issue) through Amazon. And that’s interesting—this is my first physical publication, and …

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“Prison Prose” Published in THE DRABBLE (100 words)

The Drabble just published my short piece “Prison Prose,” which you can read by clicking here. Now, two quick things: First, The Drabble is an excellent 100-words-or-less online magazine that I read daily. Also, I owe them a small debt of gratitude. I first started writing fiction in 2011 or so, and I wasn’t really …

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Where’s the Climax in A Separate Peace? (Freshman Want to Know!)

We just finished A Separate Peace by John Knowles in my freshman English class, right in time for break! This is the first year I’ve taught freshman at my current school—as happens occasionally, teachers shuffle things around, which means every once in a while you get a new set of curriculum (to be specific, I …

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2nd Place Win in ON THE PREMISES’S Board Game Contest (50 words)

Today On The Premises announced that I got second place in their 44th “mini-contest.” The prompt was to “write a story up to 50 words long in which some kind of board game plays an important role,” and you can read my winning entry by clicking here. I’m rather proud of what I came up …

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