In California When It’s Cold

My story, "In California When It's Cold," is now up at Monkeybicycle. This piece is weirdly my fastest acceptance ever, within 12 hours. It's also one of my favorite origin stories. My friend Suzanne told me about a dream she had that involved sea creatures beaching themselves over and over again, and I was like: … Continue reading In California When It’s Cold

An Offertory, On A Small Court

I just had another poem published, "An Offertory, On A Small Court," at Hobart. I wondered if you ever accidentally thought of him when we were having sex When you whispered my name against my throat, did you think of a basketball player Did you think of his mouthguard, all hanging out of his mouth, … Continue reading An Offertory, On A Small Court

Beneath The Floorboards (There Are Bones)

My short story, "Beneath The Floorboards (There Are Bones)" was just published in issue 22 of Corium Magazine. It’s dark down here, but vast. An entire dwelling. I keep my things here. There’s room for everything, there’s room for me. I think this story has two main external influences. One is the season finale of … Continue reading Beneath The Floorboards (There Are Bones)

AN UNCAREFUL MATHEMATICIAN WOULD ALWAYS MISTAKE THIS FOR LOVE

My first published poem, An Uncareful Mathematician Would Always Mistake This For Love, up today at Hobart, is actually near-total thievery. It's found poetry, from a calculus and analytical geometry textbook circa 1992. Too small a harvest, and you starve; too large, and you destroy and you starve 1. Get a feel The most important step … Continue reading AN UNCAREFUL MATHEMATICIAN WOULD ALWAYS MISTAKE THIS FOR LOVE

Best Of The Net Nom (nom nom)

A little while ago, James Tate Hill, the delightful fiction editor at MonkeyBicycle, emailed me to let me know that he nominated my story, Nineteen Things Only People Who Are Not Going To Survive The Hour Will Understand, for the 2015 Best Of The Net Anthology. I know how you feel about nominations and people … Continue reading Best Of The Net Nom (nom nom)

He’ll Write Your Name on The Bedroom Wall (plus an interview with yours truly)

A few days after I read "Nineteen Things Only People Who Will Not Survive The Hour Will Understand," at the Vermin on the Mount reading series this summer, fellow vermin Karen Stefano contacted me, said she liked my work, and asked if she could feature me in an upcoming issue of Connotation Press. And I … Continue reading He’ll Write Your Name on The Bedroom Wall (plus an interview with yours truly)

BY THE TEETH

Once, driving home, my daughter Edie, who is five, asked: "Mama, what if I had a million teeth?" (noble / gas issue 3 artwork by Bo Yeon Kim) This was basically the day after I found out that Paper Darts just opened a short fiction contest, judged by one of my favorite writers, Lindsay Hunter. It felt like serendipity. I told Edie, … Continue reading BY THE TEETH

Nineteen Things Only People Who Are Not Going to Survive The Hour Will Understand

I have a new story up at Monkeybicycle. I hope you enjoy it. http://monkeybicycle.net/nineteen-things-only-people-who-are-not-going-to-survive-the-hour-will-understand/ 1. It’s beautiful out, like really beautiful. Not the way they’re used to, sunsets and sunrises, or even the bright clarity after rain. It’s more of a golden beauty, halfway through an eclipse beauty, halfway through a wildfire beauty. This story, unlike … Continue reading Nineteen Things Only People Who Are Not Going to Survive The Hour Will Understand

The Shape of England

I have a new story out today called "The Shape of England." It's published in the Fall 2014 issue of the beautiful Swarm Quarterly. This is a sad and strange tale and I'm sure it has nothing to do with being an immigrant. Enjoy. You can read the story here: http://swarmlit.com/fall-2014/the-shape-of-england/ and the whole issue here: http://swarmlit.com/fall-2014/