Stories, Poems, & Essays



Short Stories

"The Vulture" in Consequence Magazine (contemporary) Coming in Fall 2021!

"Man in the Box" in the Outcasts anthology by the Ohio Writers' Association (suspense) 
Coming Soon!

"Prelude and Fugue" in The Fieldstone Review (contemporary) 
Coming Soon!

"A Kind of Triumph"
 in The Sunlight Press (contemporary)

"In Which a Demonic Printer Sparks an Office Romance" in Toasted Cake (romance)

      Reprinted with Meet Cute Press in text format

"Beyond the Red Door" in Aurelia Leo (fantasy) - Coming Soon!

"A Smell Like a Hand Around the Throat" in Tales to Terrify (horror)

"Things with Permanence" in Short Édition (horror)


"The Stacks" in Riddled with Arrows (metafiction)


"Cream of You" in the Nope TL;DR Press anthology (horror)
        Reprinted in the 
LOCKDOWN anthology by Black Hare Press

Flash Fiction 

"Down by the Lakehouse" in Second Chance Lit (literary)

"The Bartering Bucket" in Queer Sci-Fi, Innovation anthology (fantasy/horror)

"Chroma Charm" in Translunar Travelers Lounge (speculative romance)

"Moon Eater" and "Will Trade for Almost Anything" in Page & Spine (microfiction)

"A Dinner Companion" in 50-Word Stories (microfiction)

"The Bravery of Aitzaz Hasan" in 50-Word Stories (microfiction)


"A Study in Lavender" in Cypress Coming Soon!

"Makeup Palette" in Cypress 
Coming Soon!

"Brood Parasite" in Visitant 
Coming Soon!

"Bodies" in Visitant 
Coming Soon!

"The Work"
in the Hope TL;DR Press anthology

"Lost Titles" in Crêpe & Penn

"The Way You Talk About War" in Crêpe & Penn

"The Little Death" in Infernal Ink Magazine

"Things I Never Want to Understand"
in The Interpreter's House

"He Sold What He Had Left" in Speculative North - nominated for a Rhysling Award!


"Flower Bud" in The Hellebore

"On a Whim" in Kissing Dynamite

"Artless Man" in Vita Brevis

"minor mysteries" in blood orange

"Chicago at One Hundred Degrees" in semicolon

"A Question for Other Girls" in Dirty Girls Magazine

"The Geometry of Love" in The Sunlight Press - nominated for the Best of Net 2020!

"Because of That Smile" in The Sunlight Press

"Coupled" in The Sunlight Press

"The Unwritten Stanza" in Mrs. Latimer Had a Fat Cat

"How We Are Made" in Rust+Moth

"Soulless Landscape" in The Ekphrastic Review


"Kissing Can Ruin Lives": How Laini Taylor Weaves Real Magic Into Fantasy Romance" on (author appreciation essay)

"My Grandma Keeps It 100" 
on the Erma Bombeck Blog (humor)

"Bend Over for Mama" in Defenestration Magazine (humor)

"I Should Listen to More Reggae" in Defenestration Magazine (humor)

"The Descent" in Litbreak (personal essay)



With Jordan Riley Swan about my writing (March 31, 2021)

With Jordan Riley Swan about my YouTube channel (March 25, 2021)

With Jordan Riley Swan about my editing process (March 18, 2021)

With blood orange about my poem "minor mysteries" (April 22, 2020)

With A Writer's Exploration podcast about my editing career (April 16, 2020)