In the Closet with Carrie

We were pressed against the back wall behind a tangle of dresses and hangers, the Boone’s Farm in our stomachs rising against the reek of moth balls.

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Beetle in her Pocket

“I’m going to be an entomologist,” Isabelle says. Her dress doesn’t have a pocket, or she’d have brought one of her pets. Her hands feel empty.

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Waiting for the Trustafarian Migration

Trees creak in the steady wind rushing off the foothills.

Trustafarians dash from coffee shop couches into the streets to spin like bearded dust devils, worshipping the wind. They call the winds chinooks, just like the locals, not that they’ve met many of those. Rare birds, those locals.

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“An eerie and emotional story about two brothers caught up in a mysterious plague that empties people out and leaves them as hollow, smiling shells” -A.C. Wise, My Favorite Short Fiction of 2020

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The Hungry Eye

A teenager’s in line for coffee ahead of a pushy man in a suit, but what’s served up is more than the cappuccino he ordered. Published in Bourbon Penn #23, March 2021.

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Dark Morsels

Collection includes: Beetle in her Pocket, Dead Spider Curl, Waiting for the Trustafarian Migration, Baksheesh, Alpaca Lips, Sparkly Thing, The Slow Rise of Foreign Bodies, Meat for Skritches, Dwindling Topographies, Milk and Cookies, Last Dance

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