Quiet with the Hurt (Mary C Mohr Nonfiction Award, Southern Indiana Review)
She purses her lips, then shows me a picture of her and her father walking down the aisle. Her hair is much longer than normal, curled to the side. Her dress is strapless, and I can see the ridge of her cleavage at the top. She’s gorgeous. Perfect, and not mine. I sit there, staring at the picture, quiet with the hurt. I take it full on, hoping that will make it settle somehow.
when I stopped fearing ghosts (The Florida Review)
We slogged through swamps, heavily forested areas where the heat bugs hissed so loud, I could barely hear when she called to me. We went all over the state—Mansfield, Baton Rouge, Grand Chenier. We stayed with friends in between, drinking sweet tea and eating collard greens, cornbread slathered with slices of cold butter.
Fearful Symmetry – Coal Hill Review
pockets and corners (The Coachella Review)
Dear Gram (treehouse)
the deepest part (Crab Fat Magazine)
Welcome, Death (riverSedge)
clawing for love (River and South Review)
the good life (Whiskey Island)
Writing – Pride – Cicadas (Carve Magazine)
25 Blogs for 25 Weeks (Creative Pinellas)