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  • “A Great Fall”
    PRISM International (forthcoming)
  • “I Ate This When I Was a Child”
    Pleiades (forthcoming)
  • “Witnesses”
    Ninth Letter (forthcoming)
  • “Please Do Not Go Beyond This Point”
    North American Review (forthcoming)
  • “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)
  • “Fillies”
    Washington Square Review (Spring 2019)
  • “Cornfield, Cornfield, Cornfield”
    Wigleaf (02/15/19)
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  • “Sharon by the Seashore”
    Ploughshares (Winter 2018-2019)
  • “Storage and Retrieval”
    Oxford American (Summer 2018)
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  • “Star Girl”
    Cincinnati Review (May 16, 2018)
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  • “Hi Ho Cherry-O”
    Witness Magazine (Spring 2018)
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    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)
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  • “Perishables”
    Post Road Magazine (Issue #31)
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  • “Basic Commands”
    Southern Humanities Review (51.1 2017)
  • “Atlantis”
    Indiana Review (39.1 Summer 2017)
  • “Hematite, Apatite”
    Shenandoah (66.2 Spring 2017)
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  • “The Spectrum of Wonders”
    Salamander (#44 Spring/Summer 2017)
  • “October”
    COG (Winter 2016)
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  • “The Sitters”
    Confrontation (Fall 2016)
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  • “The Seven Ravens”
    Blackbird (15.2 Fall 2016)
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  • “The Celebrity”
    Memorious (Memorious 26)
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  • “Starry Night”
    The Gettysburg Review (Spring 2016)
  • “Rise”
    New England Review (37.2 2016)
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  • “Priscilla”
    New World Writing (Jan 23, 2016)
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  • “The Women of Burma”
    Slice Magazine (Fall 2015/Winter 2016)
  • “Cool”
    One Teen Story (Volume #3 Issue #31, June 2015))
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Big Wings”
    The Bellingham Review (Spring 2015)
  • “The World is Ending”
    The Burnside Review (Vol. 10, Number 1, 2014)
  • “Graceland”
    The Harlequin (Issue 4)
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  • “Dorothy Gale VS. Alice Liddle”
    Press 53 (The Versus Anthology: Volume 1)
  • “Hilda”
    Chattahoochee Review (Fall/Winter 2014)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “A Happy Life”
    North Dakota Review (Volume 80.1 2014)
  • “Owls”
    The Mid-American Review (Fall 2014)
  • “Search and Rescue”
    Beloit Fiction Journal (Vol. 27, 2014)
  • “Love Letter to Irresponsibility”
    The Southern Review (Summer 2014)
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  • “Puppet Town”
    Moon City Review (2013)
    Included in the collection: 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)
  • “Scavengers”
    Indiana Review (Winter 2012)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
    Anthologized in: Surreal South '13
  • “The Bicycle”
    Quarter After Eight - a journal of experimental writing (Vol. 18, 2012)
  • “Da Do Ron Ron”
    Quarter After Eight - a journal of experimental writing (Vol. 18, 2012)
    Winner of Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize
  • “The Afterlife”
    The Bellingham Review (Spring 2012)
    Runner Up, 2011 Tobias Wolff Fiction Prize
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Secrets of Old Time Science Experiments”
    Cold Mountain Review (Spring 2012)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Stones”
    Alaska Quarterly Review (Fall/Winter 2011)
  • “The Lake”
    HOBART: The Great Outdoors Issue (Spring/Summer 2010)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Ivy Green”
    Passages North (Winter/Spring 2010)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Anthony”
    Mid-American Review (Fall 2008)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
    Anthologized in: Surreal South '09
  • “Midnight, Licorice, Shadow”
    Crazyhorse (Fall 2008)
    Listed as a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2008 in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009; Crazyhorse 50th Anniversary Issue (Fall 2010)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
  • “Crumbs”
    Freight Stories (Spring 2008)
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    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “In Case Someone Comes Looking for Me”
    Gettysburg Review (Autumn 2007)
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  • “The Scenic Route”
    Gulf Coast (Summer/Fall 2007)
  • “Let Yourself Go”
    Cincinnati Review (Summer 2007)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “Freeze”
    failbetter.com (Winter 2006)
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  • “The Good News”
    Carolina Quarterly (Winter 2005)
  • “Good Listener”
    Black Warrior Review (Winter 2005)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
    Anthologized in: 24 Bar Blues
  • “Grand Canyon”
    Other Voices (Spring/Summer 2004)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
  • “Vines”
    Fugue (Winter 2003-04)
    Special Mention in 2005 Pushcart Anthology
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
  • “How to Keep Busy While Your FiancĂ© Climbs Mount Everest”
    Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts (May 2003)
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  • “Lost”
    Ascent (Spring 2003)
  • “About the Artist”
    Alaska Quarterly Review (Spring/Summer 2003)
  • “Trafalgar”
    Gettysburg Review (Winter 2002)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
  • “Arctic Circus”
    Threepenny Review (Winter 2001)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • “For a Living”
    Southern Review (Summer 2000)
  • “Close Enough”
    Witness (1998)
    Special Mention in 2000 Pushcart Anthology
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “Poison”
    The Carolina Quarterly (Winter 1997)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: Stories
  • “Holding the Fort”
    TriQuarterly (Winter 1997/98)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “Parking Lot Ham and Other Acts of God”
    Press (1997)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “All the Happiness in the World”
    Folio (Summer 1997)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “A Gram of Mars”
    Antietam Review (Spring 1997)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “Til Death Us Do Part”
    Crescent Review (Summer 1995)
    O. Henry Award 1996
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • “Fugue”
    Shenandoah (Spring 1994)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories