Burnt Offering

Burnt Offering

“..this genus seemed to like the burn, feeding on food made by the death of their host trees, seizing the moment of abundant destruction and few competitors. They thrived without human help or interference, the successful fruiting of an underlying organism that...
Effigy

Effigy

Jennie sat alone on a blue velvet cushion in a restored steam-powered hearse, on the ground floor of Alex Jordan Junior’s warehouse, on the hot July afternoon of the funeral of her father-in-law, Alexander Jordan Senior, who never did acknowledge Jennie as his...
You Owe Me

You Owe Me

In This Side of the Divide–Stories of the American West, an anthology from Baobab Press.  Order at Indiebound or wherever you like to buy books. One September night after picking, arms sticky yellow, tomato leaf smell of piney, bitter sunlight under her fingernails,...
Birthing the Girl in the Bubble

Birthing the Girl in the Bubble

From Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature, February 2019, print journal. No hero or villain emerges complete, herself, at birth. First there’s the womb and the prostate. Every Tiger has his Earl. Every hero, every villain, has parents, who were themselves heroes or...
The Bourbon Cure

The Bourbon Cure

I fidgeted in the lobby of an arty Louisville hotel, waiting for the limousine that would take me on an eight-hour bourbon distillery ride, beginning at Buffalo Trace, maker of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon… Brevity