The wait has been agonizing, but the day is finally here! Benjamin is now available. And then he reaches for me, and although his strength is low and his limbs are shrunken, he pulls me onto his lap and folds me up. He cradles me. His greatest creation. He holds my hair in tight handfuls, … More Benjamin – Available Now!
A story of letting go and of those left behind, Benjamin explores the deep and complicated facets of human emotion. It follows Amily, a young woman, through her long and tumultuous relationship with Benjamin, who has over the years been dream, friend, teacher, lover, and finally, uneasy companion. When she learns that Benjamin has been … More Benjamin
Sliver of Stone Magazine has included my latest short story, The Parking Lot, in their seventh issue. You can now read the full story, FREE, on their website. “She’s late. I check my watch again. After, I clench my hands nervously and lean forward on the park bench, so that I can see further down … More The Parking Lot on Sliver of Stone
Look for A Different Kind of Beauty, coming soon from Fiction Lake. When I reach the top of the stairs, a dog down the hall starts to bark. I call his name as I knock on the door. “Jesse?” I try to be quiet, because I know that Mrs. Kelly, in the apartment next … More A Different Kind of Beauty
The Broken Plate is a national literary magazine produced by Ball State University undergraduates each spring. The magazine features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, book reviews and interviews. The Broken Plate got its name when a plate shattered on the floor of a local coffeehouse. Since then, The Broken Plate has evolved from an online … More ‘The Bone Yard’ in The Broken Plate