Flash Prose

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"A gurgle of a cough and I open my eyes to see his body tense, his lips blue, his breathing faint, and I jump up, clutching him, turning him over, thinking he’s choking, but he’s not choking and his whole face is flushed violet…"

Hinterland Magazine, Issue 2 (Forthcoming 2019)

AFTERNOON LIGHT

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"We four are the only people in the upper floor of a stone-front restaurant, just a little place. In the bar beneath us, people are drinking, and the tinkling glass mixes with the strumming of a bass player thumbing jazzy tunes..." 

Perhilion Literary Magazine, Issue 5 (2019)

THE PERFECT MEAL

"You say only I would pay attention to powerlines on our first day in Italy and say they’re the same everywhere. I suppose they are."

Hinterland Magazine, Issue 1 (2019)

JUST LIKE HOME

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"So this afternoon, as you and I walk through a new-sprouting spring forest outside Frankfurt, holding hands and chatting, I look for squirrels as we talk about the friends we’ll reunite with in America, the winter we’re leaving behind in Kazakhstan."

WILDNESS Journal, Issue 9 (2017)

LOOKING FOR SQUIRRELS: A LOVE NOTE

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"The bald man squeezed his friend’s knee, affection approaching passion, then grasped him behind the neck to press their foreheads together, leaning in for another twofold kiss. How long, I wondered, had they circled each other without crossing paths."

RiverTeeth Journal, Beautiful Things Blog (2017)

REUNION

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"Behind her, the Virgin watches from a tapestry, the woodwork of the cathedral worked in gold, a home for a king, the King, and his Virgin Mother. Behind the images, a single ray of sunlight penetrates a rose and aqua window above."

Brevity, Issue 44 (2013)

IF WE HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES