Short Stories

34 posts

Inside Out

Inside Out – Published In Lifespan Vol. 1: Birth – January 2021 The early months were pure bliss. Swimming like a lone angel fish in an aquarium, I grew to the size my pool could accommodate. But unlike that sea creature fed only once a day just a few dried flakes […]

I Must Endure

I Must Endure – Published in Fewer Than 500- November 2020 Up until the limitations of COVID, I took great pride in my Orange Theory Fitness classes where, yes, I brought up the average age tenfold. While attempting to disguise my septuagenarian chronology, I donned fashionable Lululemon attire and pink […]

An Angel’s Scent

An Angel’s Scent – Published in Potato Soup Journal – October 2020 Harry sat at the table with Evie sipping his mint tea as he did every morning. Three weeks had passed since the funeral, but he still felt her presence and talked with her as though she were there […]

The Fork Told the Spoon

The Fork Told the Spoon – Published in The Drabble – September 2020 I know it’s cold here set on this empty dining room table, behind shuttered restaurant doors, where the lingering scent of sumptuous food has dissipated. The hustle of waiters, the soft conversations and the sounds of clinking […]

Trash & Treasures

Trash & Treasures – Published in Fewer Than 500 – September 2019 “Por favor, don’t go, Mama.” Julio pushes out his quivering bottom lip. Carlita lifts him into her arms and kisses him goodnight before settling him into the imported Italian crib with only a few marks left by the […]

Birkenstocks and Blazers

Birkenstocks and Blazers – Published in American Writers Review 2020 – July 2020 I checked myself out in the hallway mirror one last time, smiled at the confident face staring back at me and air kissed myself good-bye. “You’ve got this, girl.” I was ready, eager to enter the full-time […]

Mood Swings

Mood Swings – Published in Writers Rock Quarterly – July 2020 It’s 11:15 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas. The sink is filled with dirty dishes and the pan with hours old, shriveled pancakes rests on the stovetop. The dog is licking the dried pancake syrup off a kitchen […]

Lost Nation

Lost Nation – Published in The Drabble – June 11, 2020 After The Mueller Report had been removed from library shelves and bookstores, and a house to house search for harbored texts was completed, a ceremonial conflagration was hosted on the White House lawn where a testimonial to the Rule […]

In Days of Isolation

In Days of Isolation – Published in The Drabble – June 3, 2020 The weathered pink door calls to me as I pass by. And each time I pass, I smile. It speaks to me of happiness, springtime, love, and chocolate hearts. The aging paint clings to stories of magical […]


Misnomer – Published in The Drabble – January 15, 2020 I screamed. The visceral pain too much to contain as my baby was wrenched from what I had falsely assured her was the safety of my arms. Words were fired at us, words we could not understand, words filled with […]