Before I tackled a novel, I wrote short stories and got my first taste of publication: better than a See’s vanilla caramel with almonds. Then I tried screenwriting in the mistaken belief it’d be “easier” than narrative fiction. Guess again.
I am so honored that my short story "Fault Lines" was chosen for the 2021 Writers in the Attic anthology, "Rupture," published by The Cabin, a literary arts organization in Boise, Idaho.
The story takes place during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in Los Angeles. This is the tenth anniversary of Writers in the Attic, and journalist Harrison Berry judged the 2021 entries.
A dog locked in a car on a sunny day sparks neighborhood action with an unexpected outcome. This story won first place in the Idaho Writers Guild's annual Short Story Contest and was published in the Fall 2019 issue of The Bark, the magazine of modern dog culture.
"Now I've Heard Everything"
A simple conversation goes a little batty. Read the story.
A grieving widow gets help from an otherworldly source.
This story was a finalist in the ABQ Writers Co-Op bosque Fiction contest.
“A Losing Game”
Victory, denial and defeat at a Weight Watchers meeting. Read the story.
“What’s in a Name?"
More than you might think, when the man of your dreams gets it wrong. (Originally appeared in MO+TH) Read the story.
The owner of a trendy L.A. art gallery has trouble with her newest discovery. (Originally appeared in BIGNews) Read the story.
Revenge takes physical form; or does it? (Originally appeared in Roundtable)
“Smoke and Mirrors”
A cynical young woman is hired to write a famous magician’s memoirs and learns more about illusions than she expected. When a stalker threatens her life, she uses her new knowledge with terrifying consequences. This script was a semi-finalist in the Monterey County Film Commission's competition.. Read an excerpt.
An amnesiac encounters murder and betrayal as she struggles to recover her lost memory before she falls victim to a killer from her past. Read an excerpt.