Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Lists, Interviews, etc.

On the Playfulness of Short Stories

Author Interview published in Writers Digest

Wherein I discuss the experience of writing Half-Lives and getting it published. Read

Pay Attention to the Obsessive Workings of Your Mind

Guest Post published on Jane Friedman’s Blog

Where I write about the origins of some of my stories and how to mine your own strange obsessions Read

On Scary Women

Essay published at Women Writers, Women’s Books

Where I write about being scary and being scared. Read

A Playlist to Listen to While Reading Half-Lives

Published by Largehearted Boy books and music

An author playlist where I offer a song for each story in the book along with a brief explanation of its pairing. Read (and listen!)

9 Short Story Collections About Women’s Bodies

Published in Electric Literature

A reading list in which I recommend books that explore what it means to exist in the flesh as a woman. Read

In the 70s Everyone, Including Mannequins, Had Nipples

Published in Hobart

“Once upon a time there was no sex, but sex was everywhere…” Read

What My Supermarket Means to Me

Published in Brevity Twenty

Where I wax poetic, avowing “…with all truthfulness: Stop & Shop is the commercial correlative of the Homeric Sirens, the slick Dorian Gray of The New World Order, the buxom Playboy bunny of groceries.” Read

Short Stories


BOMB, September 2023

A lonely woman manifests a husband who turns out to be less than what she’d wished for. Find Story

The Time Museum

No Tokens, December 1, 2022

Welcome to the museum where time is a material thing you can visit, manipulate, experience like a tourist. Find Story

A Good Price

The Rupture, Issue One Hundred and Sixteen: December 2021

A short, late capitalist love story. Find Story

Happy Birthday

Hags on Fire, June 2021

Woman of a certain age turns (literally?) invisible. Find Story

Corpse Pose

KR Online March, April 2020

Sleeping Beauty as yoga teacher with mother issues. Find Story

The Audio Guide

The Southern Review, Winter 2019

Museum intern adds disturbing commentary to museum audio guide before disappearing. Find Story

The Wanting Beach

Conjunctions Magazine, Fall 2018

Sisters stumble into endless wanting and must navigate a newly curious world. Find Story

Not To Be Reproduced

Grain Magazine, Winter 2017

Art forger seeks love. Find Story

Plural Like the Universe

The Southern Review, Summer 2015; Finalist, Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Short Story Contest

Con artist convinces a couple she’s an artist they should invest in. Find Story

Being Stevie

Georgia Review, Winter 2014; Honored under, Other Distinguished Stories of 2014, Best American Short Stories

Stevie Nicks impersonator is faced with a decision. Find Story

Half Lives

Georgia Review, Spring 2013

Teacher with a mysterious condition chaperones a school trip to the local nuclear power plant. Find Story

The Speed of Dark

Georgia Review, Summer 2009

Woman attempts to ignore an ambiguous diagnosis while making a sexual pact with her husband to avoid parental responsibility… Find Story


Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse

Lost Horse Press, 2017

Lust unbound.

Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts

Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017

All you ever wanted to know about tits.

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

Clemson University 2013

Shakespeare’s sonnet 39 in Jazz Age argot

Mischief, Caprice and Other Poetic Strategies

Red Hen Press, 2004

Ars poetica with children.

Transition: Poems in the Aftermath

Indolent Books

My inauguration day horror poem.