“Mae Jemison Cheeks” published in “Schlock Magazine” (2,361 words)

This week I got a real, full-length short story published. It is called “Mae Jemison Cheeks” and you can read it here, in “Schlock Magazine.” I’m also really proud of it—and not just because “Mae Jemison Cheeks” represents a bit of a branching out for me. When I first started writing fiction all I wrote …

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Publication: “Creatures of Habit” in “101 Words”

Last month “101 Words” published my piece of flash fiction “Creatures of Habit,” which you can read by clicking here. If you had to make a guess regarding the conceit behind “101 Words,” I bet you would get it right! Everything submitted to the website has to be exacting 101 words long, and their submission …

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Publication: “Creativity School” in “Cleaver Magazine”

Earlier this month “Cleaver Magazine” published “Creativity School,” a piece of flash fiction that I wrote. You can read it by clicking on the link here. I’m not quite sure where the story came from, except that I woke one morning thinking it would be funny if a real-life student was transported into a Dr. …

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Publication: “The Dentist’s Maxim” in Eunoia Review”

A couple days ago “Eunoia Review” published my flash fiction piece “The Dentist’s Maxim,” which you can read here. I wrote it about four months ago, after a trip to the dentist—not surprising, right? At about 200 words it should only take a minute to read, and hopefully you’ll find it funny. Also, “Eunoia Review” …

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Publication: “Everyone’s Favorite Couple” in “Foliate Oak Literary Magazine”

Today “Foliate Oak Literary Magazine” published my short story “Everyone’s Favorite Couple,” which you can read by clicking here. The last few pieces of fiction I’ve gotten published were very short—“drabbles” (writing under 100 words). At 640 words this new piece is a developed story, with a clear narrative, some decent characters, and humor (hopefully) …

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One Year in North Carolina (or: How I Got a Job After 90 Rejections)

This weekend Leah and I have lived in North Carolina for a year. There are many things I could reflect upon, given the anniversary, but when I think back, what comes most to mind is rejection. Now, things a year ago with Leah were going great—she wasn’t the one rejecting me. And things with the …

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Publication: 100 Word “Detective” Piece in “Eunoia Review”

Today "Eunoia Review" published my very short story “The Detective." You can read it here. Like the last time I got something published, calling this a story is probably a stretch—it’s under 100 words. Which means you should check it out—short and sweet! And hopefully you’ll find it funny. This “story” was also inspired by …

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Publication: Edgar Allan Poe “Story” in “The Drabble”

Last week The Drabble accepted a short story I wrote. You can read it here, though to be accurate I shouldn’t really say “short story.” The Drabble is a website that publishes works of prose and poetry 100 words or less—works of “flash fiction.” My piece was inspired by students who have recently been making …

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