Beth in Her Swimsuit

You know how when you first start out as a writer, you send your shitty first short story to The New Yorker and The Paris Review? Well, yeah, I did that. But of the submissions when I understood, when I knew what it meant to “read before submitting,” Pithead Chapel was one of my very first real submissions. And […]

Husbands

Published 2/15/17. I know I say this a lot, like every time I publish something, but this one is the weirdest thing. This one. This one is the weirdest thing to end all weird things. It’s gross, obscene, and difficult to swallow. You really don’t want to read this one. It was difficult to write, […]

Album Reviews of 1994

Published 2/13/17. I wrote this forever ago but it never felt quite finished. It felt too novelty. And then Bryan Woods of New York Tyrant/Tyrant Books contacted me and asked me to send him something weird for them to publish. I re-read it, each segment of this sad, teen angst story divided by the artist […]

Six Mothers

Published 1/16/17. My first publication of 2017 was this quietly absurd piece of flash fiction, “Six Mothers,” published at Matchbook. They also sent me a little envelope of cash and a very sweet typewriter note in the mail, so F yeah Matchbook. Matchbook asks its writers what inspires each story, so I told them (a) failing […]