Short Stories and More
Some of my short stories are silly, some are serious, and some make me wonder if I've been a social worker for too long.
Revenge of the Mercy Date in Writing in a Woman's Voice
With a title like that, do I even need to say what it's about?
The Hermes Springer Show on the Mona Schreiber Prize web site (scroll down)
Zeus and Hera decide to work out their differences in the most mature way possible. Probably this shouldn't have included Zeus's son from one of his affairs.
Margaret's Confession in Writing in a Woman's Voice
A good Catholic girl is sure she's committed a terrible sin.
Rule Number Three in On the Premises (pdf)
A con man gets bored with playing motivational speaker, and decides to play cop.
In the Flesh in On the Premises
What if you could hide behind your username and avatar, not just online, but all the time?
Repentance in On the Premises (pdf)
When an all-powerful state tells you what you're allowed to believe, how do you hold on to the truth?
Suspicious Package in Gemini
If you see something, say something...or not.
Cecelia in Margin: Exploring Magical Realism
Her magic could heal others, but not her. Was that enough to live for?
Ghost House in Press 53
This one isn't fiction. It's about the decisions made by faraway corporations, and the devastating effect on a family in my neighborhood. (Trigger Warning, literally: this involves a murder-suicide.)
Notes to Self: One Week Out in Women on Writing
Her face is blurred out in all the news photos. But she still has to live inside this body. (TW: Sexual assault.)
Shocked in Writer Advice (scroll down)
With a cop's power comes great responsibility - especially when that power is several thousand volts. (TW: Police brutality.)
Repetition Compulsion, in Women on Writing
Sometimes it's the victim who has to return to the scene of the crime. (TW: Sexual assault.)
Here's the interview that goes with that last story.
One more story, and a little poetry, in dead-tree editions:
The Man Who Loved Dogs in Dia de Los Muertos: a Day of the Dead Anthology
Hex on My Ex in Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
Social Workaholic in Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace
Second Mother and The Son in Family Matters: Poems of Our Families
Mirror Poem and Moment in Queer Collection 2007
Personal Ad and A Word About Monogamy in What I Want From You