Short Stories

HORROR

Our Miss Engel
In 1909, a young schoolteacher gets a job at a Catholic girls' boarding school, only to find that her students are not what they seem. Available for free download on Smashwords. Or read it here.

Zombies Anonymous
A horror tale about the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Many of the zombies have been cured . . . except for their craving for flesh. It was included in both a magazine and a horror anthology. The latter is available for free download here. Or read it here.

La Tutayegua
A tale of a young Latino boy who meets a mysterious creature under a bridge, originally published in The SNReview. Available for free download on Smashwords. Or read it here.


LITERARY

Call Your Mother
An old woman leaves a message on her daughter's answering machine. A flash fiction piece. Read it here.

Phone Numbers and Addresses
A wrong number leads to an unexpected connection. Read it here.

The Little Holly Market
A desperate single mother on welfare is faced with an agonizing decision. Read it here.

Tomato Paste
A woman takes her elderly mother grocery shopping; another flash fiction piece. Read it here.

Astronomical Events
The story of a retired couple whose stale marriage is revived by the discovery of an old telescope. Read it here.


Also, check out Hanging Blood.  Not a short story, but a memoir piece I wrote about my husband being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that sent him into renal failure.





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