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  • Sea Ice
    The Journal (forthcoming)
    Included in the collection: The Age of Discovery and Other Stories
  • Interview
    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)
    Winner of the Gail B. Crump Prize in Experimental Fiction
  • Witnesses
    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)
  • 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)
  • Hilda
    Chattahoochee Review (Fall/Winter 2014)
    Included in the collection: Scavengers: Stories
  • The World is Ending
    The Burnside Review (Vol. 10, Number 1, 2014)
  • 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)
    Hear the poem online
  • Graceland
    The Harlequin (Issue 4)
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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
  • Dorothy Gale VS. Alice Liddle
    Press 53 (The Versus Anthology: Volume 1)
  • 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
  • Holding the Fort
    TriQuarterly (Winter 1997/98)
    Included in the collection: A Gram of Mars: Stories
  • Poison
    The Carolina Quarterly (Winter 1997)
    Included in the collection: Strange Weather: 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