My last name might mean “stump leg.” That or, one who resides behind a stump. These are both somewhat accurate.
I write short fiction and poetry.
I review short fiction on my blog, Short Story Review.
I curate an annual Art & Words collaborative show in Fort Worth, Texas. Submissions are currently closed until March 1, 2014; see the Art & Words page for details on how to submit.
Current & Upcoming Publications:
available for free in Clarkesworld 77
Inspired by my mom’s entry in my Art & Words collaborative show (pictured above), I wrote the short story “The Wanderers.” It appeared in the February 2013 issue of Clarkesworld.
available for free on Strange Horizons
Inspired by the Bat for Lashes song, “Siren Song,” my short story “The Siren” appears in the April 15, 2013 issue of Strange Horizons.
- “An Exodus of Wings”
forthcoming from Daily Science Fiction
When I moved back to Denton, Texas, from Eugene, Oregon — where I lived for two years — I was reintroduced to one of Texas’ finer pests: the roach. Our new duplex apartment was teeming with them; it wasn’t all bad, however, because after we dealt with the problem, I wrote the short story “An Exodus of Wings.” This story will be sent out to the DSF e-mail subscribers on Friday, May 24, 2013, and will appear on the website one week after.
- “The Ferryman”
forthcoming from Goblin Fruit
I’ve always been fascinated by mythology, and I love retellings which give a more modern spin on classic myths. My poem “The Ferryman” is a take on the myth of Charon, who ferries the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron and will be appearing in the Spring issue of Goblin Fruit.
- “The Werewolf”
forthcoming from Hungur
A reprint originally published in University of North Texas’ undergraduate literary review, North Texas Review, my poem “The Werewolf” will be appearing in the April 30, 2013, issue of Hungur.
forthcoming from Spiderweb Salon: The Collaboration Issue
A flash fiction written in collaboration with photographer Michael Leza, “Graffiti” will appear in Denton’s own Spiderweb Salon‘s Collaboration Issue, to be released on Friday, May 24th, 2013. Spiderweb Salon is a local reading/performance/art series. If you’re in the DFW area, please do come and check out a show sometime.