Wild Creatures

Literary Matters (16.1)
Awards: Winner of the Meringoff Award in Fiction

Woman of the House

Story (Issue 17, Summer 2023)
Awards: Winner of the Story Foundation Prize

Theories of an Ancient Drawing Carved into a Hillside

Copper Nickel (No. 37, Fall 2023)

The Invisible Lady

American Short Fiction (forthcoming)

The Sunshine Family

Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2023)

Orchid Children

The Normal School (April 19, 2023)

La Mesa

Arts & Letters (Spring 2022)

The Participants

Gulf Coast (Summer/Fall 2022)

Divided House

The Hopkins Review (Winter 2022)

The Swing of Things

Four Way Review (November 15, 2021)

Sea Ice

The Journal (45.1 (2021))


Chicago Quarterly Review (Vol. 32 2020)

Kings of Bohemia

Third Coast (Spring/Summer 2020)

A Great Fall

PRISM International (Spring 2020)

I Ate This When I Was a Child

Pleiades (Summer 2020)
Awards: Winner of the Gail B. Crump Prize in Experimental Fiction


Ninth Letter (Vol. 17.1 (Spring/Summer 2020))

Please Do Not Go Beyond This Point

North American Review (Spring 2020)

The Age of Discovery

The Southampton Review (Summer/Fall 2019)

Devil's Advocate

New Ohio Review (Spring 2019)

Young Susan

Cream City Review (Spring/Summer 2019)


Washington Square Review (Spring 2019)

Cornfield, Cornfield, Cornfield

Wigleaf (02/15/19)

Sharon by the Seashore

Ploughshares (Winter 2018-2019)

Storage and Retrieval

Oxford American (Summer 2018)

Star Girl

Cincinnati Review (May 16, 2018)

Hi Ho Cherry-O

Witness Magazine (Spring 2018)
Awards: Selected for Pushcart Prize XLIV

In the Museum of Tense Moments

The Greensboro Review (Fall 2017)

The Hundred Thousand Mile Party

JuxtaProse (Vol. 17. 2018)


Post Road Magazine (Issue #31)

Basic Commands

Southern Humanities Review (51.1 2017)


Indiana Review (39.1 Summer 2017)

Hematite, Apatite

Shenandoah (66.2 Spring 2017)

The Spectrum of Wonders

Salamander (#44 Spring/Summer 2017)


COG (Winter 2016)

The Sitters

Confrontation (Fall 2016)

The Seven Ravens

Blackbird (15.2 Fall 2016)

The Celebrity

Memorious (Memorious 26)

Starry Night

The Gettysburg Review (Spring 2016)


New England Review (37.2 2016)


New World Writing (Jan 23, 2016)

The Women of Burma

Slice Magazine (Fall 2015/Winter 2016)


One Teen Story (Volume #3 Issue #31, June 2015))
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

Big Wings

The Bellingham Review (Spring 2015)


Chattahoochee Review (Fall/Winter 2014)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

A Happy Life

North Dakota Review (Volume 80.1 2014)

The World is Ending

The Burnside Review (Vol. 10, Number 1, 2014)


The Mid-American Review (Fall 2014)

Search and Rescue

Beloit Fiction Journal (Vol. 27, 2014)

Love Letter to Irresponsibility

The Southern Review (Summer 2014)


The Harlequin (Issue 4)

Puppet Town

Moon City Review (2013)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

The Guard

Iron Horse Literary Review (Vol. 15.4, Labor Day 2013)

Bay of Angels

Hayden's Ferry Review (Spring/Summer 2013)

The Upside-Down World

Subtropics (Spring/Summer 2013)


Indiana Review (Winter 2012)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories
Anthologized in: Surreal South '13

Da Do Ron Ron

Quarter After Eight - a journal of experimental writing (Vol. 18, 2012)
Awards: Winner of Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize

The Bicycle

Quarter After Eight - a journal of experimental writing (Vol. 18, 2012)

The Afterlife

The Bellingham Review (Spring 2012)
Awards: Runner Up, 2011 Tobias Wolff Fiction Prize
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

Secrets of Old Time Science Experiments

Cold Mountain Review (Spring 2012)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories


Alaska Quarterly Review (Fall/Winter 2011)

The Lake

HOBART: The Great Outdoors Issue (Spring/Summer 2010)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

Ivy Green

Passages North (Winter/Spring 2010)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

Dorothy Gale VS. Alice Liddle

Press 53 (The Versus Anthology: Volume 1)


Mid-American Review (Fall 2008)
Anthologized in: Surreal South '09

Midnight, Licorice, Shadow

Crazyhorse (Fall 2008)
Awards: Listed as a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2008 in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009; Crazyhorse 50th Anniversary Issue (Fall 2010)


Freight Stories (Spring 2008)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

In Case Someone Comes Looking for Me

Gettysburg Review (Autumn 2007)

The Scenic Route

Gulf Coast (Summer/Fall 2007)

Let Yourself Go

Cincinnati Review (Summer 2007)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

Freeze (Winter 2006)

The Good News

Carolina Quarterly (Winter 2005)

Good Listener

Black Warrior Review (Winter 2005)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories
Anthologized in: 24 Bar Blues

Grand Canyon

Other Voices (Spring/Summer 2004)


Fugue (Winter 2003-04)
Awards: Special Mention in 2005 Pushcart Anthology

How to Keep Busy While Your Fiancé Climbs Mount Everest

Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts (May 2003)


Ascent (Spring 2003)

About the Artist

Alaska Quarterly Review (Spring/Summer 2003)


Gettysburg Review (Winter 2002)

Arctic Circus

Threepenny Review (Winter 2001)
Included in: Scavengers: Stories

For a Living

Southern Review (Summer 2000)

Close Enough

Witness (1998)
Awards: Special Mention in 2000 Pushcart Anthology

Holding the Fort

TriQuarterly (Winter 1997/98)


The Carolina Quarterly (Winter 1997)

All the Happiness in the World

Folio (Summer 1997)

Parking Lot Ham and Other Acts of God

Press (1997)

A Gram of Mars

Antietam Review (Spring 1997)

Til Death Us Do Part

Crescent Review (Summer 1995)
Awards: O. Henry Award 1996


Shenandoah (Spring 1994)