The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

First five short stories:

Relic in a Bottle, Magical Realism
— Young workers at an Atlanta museum become entwined in urban legend, after a message in a bottle twists out of control.

The Only Violet Stone, Literary Fiction
— Storms over Cincinnati lead to a flood of memories inside a vacant house, in a study of family dynamics and loss.

BlackJack: The Dawn of Dark Pollution, Speculative Fiction
— A light rail technician tries to fix light outages between Minneapolis and Saint Paul, while being stalked by a raccoon.

Selected for Publication!
♦ “Look Up,” Literary Fiction
— Braving Lake Superior waves to view the Milky Way, a college student longs to ask her late father’s advice.

Coming Soon!
 Seeing Orange, Literary Fiction
— In a metaphor for wild emotion, fire rages on the fringes of a controlled burn in the countryside.

Interested? For eager readers, I’ve published a selection of short stories on my website. To read a story, browse the menu at!

You may have noticed some content is under lock and key. Good catch! The story selections published online will vary, with opportunities to unlock a few of these password-protected pages from time to time.

To jazz things up, I’ll share secret codes on social media and invite viewers to read each story for a limited time. Get updates on Facebook or Twitter. Or subscribe to email updates.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy my fiction.

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