Short Stories, Poems, & Articles

Short Stories and Poetry



2017 Shorts

"Hothouse" at Outposts of Beyond. Forthcoming. April 2017.

2016 Shorts


"Need Sunglasses?" in the BEST of 2016 Nail Polish Stories issue. 12/31/2016.

"I Am Patient" at Vine Leaves Literary Journal.  11/18/2016.

"Rain Vigil" at A Story in 100 Words. 11/12/2016.

"Waves" at Leaves of Ink. Forthcoming: 11/8/2016.

"Sorrowing Rain" - Forthcoming at Seven by Twenty.
"Rain Blanket"
"Wind Walker"
"Swim Lessons."
"Selkies"

"Guidance Counseling." The Drabble. 11/5/2016.

"Show Me the Ring" at Nail Polish Stories. 10/3/2016. 

"Shadow Magic" at Aurora Wolf. August 1st, 2016. 

"The Fence" at The Drabble. July 24th, 2016. (Beware: story content centers on abuse.)
"Good Enough" at The Drabble. July 7th, 2016. (Beware: this is a story commentary on rape culture.)

"Spikes" at Seven by Twenty. July 2016.
"Floppy Sunhat" at Seven by Twenty. July 2016.
"From Heat to Final" at Seven by Twenty. July 2016.
"Racing" at Seven by Twenty. July 2016. 
"Races End" at Seven by Twenty. July 2016. 

"The Shimmer" at Between Worlds Zine. July 2016. 

"Entwined" at The Skinny Poetry Journal. June 2016. 

"Blue Fairy Wish"  at Seven by Twenty. April 2016.
"Our Flag's Colors"  at Seven by Twenty. April 2016.
"Broken Gray"  at Seven by Twenty. April 2016.
"Coffee Musk" at Seven By Twenty. April 2016.

"Need Sunglasses" at Nail Polish Stories. April 2016.
"Ahead of the Game" at Nail Polish Stories. April 2016.
"Hopelessly in Love" at Nail Polish Stories. April 2016.
"French Affair" at Nail Polish Stories. April 2016.
"Wicked" at Nail Polish Stories. April 2016. 

"Never a Day Without a Line" in the IWSG Newsletter. March 2016.  

"Hope in the Future" - long-listed, but not published, at Brilliant Flash Fiction. March 2016. 

2015 Shorts

"Kissing Boys" at The Drabble. Dec. 14th. 2015.

"Crumbs on a Plate" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"Cold" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"Talk Peace" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"Bargain" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"The In-Laws" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"True Treasure" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.
"Point of View" at Espresso Stories. December 2nd, 2015.

"New Life" at Espresso Stories.Sent Sept. 2015.

"Seared Bronze" at Nail Polish. October 2015.
"Pyro Pink" at Nail Polish Stories. October 2015.

"The Tail of a Star." at 7x20. September 25th, 2015.
"The Candlewick" at 7x20. September 24th, 2015.
"Fall Resolutions" at 7x20. September 23rd, 2015.
"Ghost Pepper Salt" at 7x20. September 22nd, 2015.
"Bare Branches Remember" at 7x20. September 21st, 2015.

"Victim" at The Drabble. August 9th, 2015.

"Haunted by Reality" at Espresso Stories. Aug. 9th, 2015.
"Conversations Through Time" at Espresso Stories. Aug. 9th, 2015.

"Sidekicks Anonymous"  at 7x20, twitter fiction, July 24th, 2015.
"Enough Time" at 7x20, twitter fiction, July 24th, 2015.
"Extra Long Cape" at 7x20, twitter fiction. July 22nd, 2015.
"Watch Out, Slow Sidekick" at 7x20, twitter fiction. July 22nd, 2015.

"Shame" at Espresso Stories. July 12th, 2015.
"Siren's Kiss" at Espresso Stories. July 10th, 2015.
"Major Tom" at Espresso Stories. June 29, 2015.

"Pink" at Imaginate. June 2015.

"Suburban Spring" at Espresso Stories April 2, 2015.
"My Dad's Instructions" at Espresso Stories April 2, 2015.

"almost spring" @7x20 March 27th, 2015.
"Buzz" @7x20 March 26, 2015.

"The Biggest Waterslide" at Brilliant Flash Fiction. March 2015.

"Ocean's Promise" at Espresso Stories. February 2015.
"Tone Deaf" at Espresso Stories. February 2015.

Five Twitter Fiction stories @7x20
Also, given a one day feature at the SevenbyTwenty blog
"She laughs." Jan. 26, 2015 twitter story.
"multilevel traffic." Jan. 27, 2015 twitter story.
"Barely wrapped." Jan. 28, 2015 twitter story.
"Bested by beauty, brawn & brains." Jan. 29, 2015 twitter story.
"Magic swirled." Jan. 30, 2015 twitter story.

"Okay is Enough." Brilliant Flash Fiction. January 4, 2015.

"Life is Good." Brilliant Flash Fiction: Life is Good Contest. January 2015


January and February, five stories at QuarterReads.com:
"Seedling"
"Story Addict"
"Enough to Do"
"At the Edge"
"Ruby Red" 

2015 Re-publications of Short Stories


"The Biggest Waterslide": originally short-listed in a contest at Brilliant Flash Fiction. Re-pubbed and available for Kindle and Quarter-Reads. Genre: Speculative Horror.


"When Okay is Enough": originally at Brilliant Flash Fiction. 
Genre: Contemporary.
Currently available for Kindle.


2014 Short Stories and Poetry



"The Horse in the Well" is a quick re-pub of a short story originally published here on my blog, and is a re-telling of a story my grandma Pearl used to tell me. This story, and the reason for it, are enclosed, and it is all meant to honor my grandma Pearl and the storytellers in my family.


"The Bridge Snap" is a quick re-pub of a story originally found in Sunday Snaps: The Stories in 2013.
Is Elayn looking for the perfect picture, or the perfect guy? She isn't too sure herself. When she agrees to meet another photographer whose work she admires, will she find a picture worthy moment, or will she make a fool of herself like usual? 


"Seedling" is a quick re-pub of a flash fiction story that went live at Brilliant Flash Fiction last June.
Dunnie has a secret: a power inside him that's gone wrong in the past. When it's time to introduce himself to a new teacher, what will he say? And, will his classmates ever accept the truth? 



"Big Money" - again, but this time for the Best of 2014 at Nail Polish Stories! Dec. 30th, 2014.
"Doors Open for Dessert" at Espresso Stories. December 2014.
"Red Carpet, Take 1" and "Red Carpet, Take 2" at Nail Polish Stories. October 2014.
"Cloud Download." Espresso Stories. October, 2014.
"Seedling." Brilliant Flash Fiction. June, 2014.
"Big Money." Nail Polish Stories. April 7th, 2014.
"Green Planet." Every Day Poets. March 12th, 2014.
"Robot Sonnet." Bewildering Stories, Issue 558. January 2014.

2012 Poetry

"Fruit Sale Cinquain." Every Day Poets. July 30th, 2012. (Poem)

2011 Poetry



"here or there" at Every Day Poets,October 5th, 2011. (poem)

Octopus Rising at Every Day Poets June 15, 2011 (poem)
april second at Every Day Poets April 2, 2011 (poem)

New Hope at Yahoo Associated Content March 23, 2011 (poem)

Breaking the Stillness at Every Day Poets February 9, 2011 (poem)

2010 Poetry and Short Stories

Black Diamonds at Every Day Poets December 22, 2010. (poem)

"Embers." Moon Drenched Fables. Fall 2010 issue. Link is broken, and Moon Drenched Fables has gone out of publication. (poem)

My Mother's Compost at Every Day Poets September 25, 2010. (poem)

Enough to Do at Every Day Fiction March 30, 2010. (Short Story: Action Fantasy)

March Snow Hare at Every Day Poets March 16, 2010 (poem)


2009 Poetry and Devotionals
 Night Terrors at Every Day Poets October 10, 2009. (poem)

Echoes at Haruah 2009. (poem)

Grace Unexpected at Every Day Poets July 23, 2009. (poem)

Summer Devotionals, a devotional booklet, printed by and for Peninsula Lutheran Church, June 2009.


2008 Short Story
 
Dragonfold at Mindflights 2008. (Short Story: Fantasy)


Earlier Publications


"War, Inc." New Voices IV: A Commercial Fiction Anthology. Ed. Pamela R. Goodfellow. Goodfellow Press, 2001. 64-72. (Novel Excerpt: Science Fiction)

"Something Like Fencing." Western Front: Western Washington University Newspaper. December 4, 1992. (a truly terrible poem)


"Selling Dreams." Western Front: Western Washington University Newspaper. November 20, 1992. (Could have been good, if I had just changed two words . . .those were my angry, "use whatever words I want" days.)


"Like a Cold Winter Morning." Western Front: Western Washington University Newspaper. October 23, 1992. (poem)