In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Short stories written in the last two years include:

Relic in a Bottle, Novella length, 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 and injustice rage on the fringes of a controlled burn in the countryside.

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