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These pieces are good examples of the style and content of my writing.  Click on the title to read.

"Someone Else's Ivy" (creative non-fiction)

"Another Reason I, Too Don't Keep a Gun in the House" (humor)

"Standards for Grading the Life of an Adjunct Composition Professor" (humor)

"What I Was Thinking While You Were Talking"  (creative non-fiction)

"Quarters" (fiction)

"Forearm and Elbow" (flash fiction)

"Looking for Nick Westlund on the MBTA" (flash fiction)

"Wanting" (short short fiction)

"Dear Mr. President" (letter)

My other Published work includes: 

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness:  Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women Authors.  Wanting. 

Best of the Web 2009 
"Forearm and Elbow" (2009)
I Wish They Would Have Asked Me
  (volunteer tutor and editor.  2008)
Brevity and Echo “How to Burn a House” (2006)
Brevity and Echo “Dear Mr. President” (2006)

Journals and Magazines:
Words and Images Journal "Palais Royale Chapter one"  (forthcoming 2010)
Aught Music Blog "So here I am" (November 2009)
McSweeney's Internet Tendency "
Standards for Grading the Life of an Adjunct Composition Professor" (9 November 2009)
Quick Fiction "This is That One" (Fall 2010)
The American Book Review
"A Few Well-Chewed Morsels" (November/December 2009)
Hobart "Our Lady of Sabbattus St" (Spring 2009)
Action Yes Quarterly "What I Was Thinking While You Were Talking" (Feb ruary 2009)
HeavyGlow "How to Prepare for the New Year" (Fall 2008)
Quick Fiction
"After Dinner" (May 2008)
"Quarters" (February 2008)
"Forearm and Elbow" (February 2008)
“Wanting” (February 2007)
Quick Fiction Web “Looking for Nick Westlund on the MBTA” (October 2006)
Quick Fiction “How to Burn a House” (April 2006)
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency “Dear Mr. President” (January 2006)
Louis Liard “Things I Have Wanted to Be When I Grow Up” (Summer 2004)
Louis Liard “look see the day” (Winter 2003)
Read Magazine “so there’s this mountain” (March 1994)


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