Short Stories


This page is the jumping off point for my short stories. I’ll add to them periodically, with old ones that still have life in them or new ones that maybe haven’t found a home. I hope you enjoy them.


He was so young and beautiful

I wrote this story for a contest a few years ago and forgot about it. There’s not much else to say about it, except that I didn’t win.

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What’s the best way to break a heart?

This story was published in Storychord Issue #74 (December 2013), edited by my friend Leesa Cross-Smith. She calle me up, one day, and asked if I had a story I might want to contribute. I didn’t have anything I felt good enough about to give her, so I sat down and wrote this.

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A first-draft take on life