Today is a happy day because my short story, "Aurora's End," has been published in the Spring 2017 issue of The Puritan. Confetti cannons! Balloons! Trumpets! etc. First and foremost, I owe a great deal of thanks to my fiction professor and wonderful advisor, Jim Grimsley, as well as my peers who helped me workshop [...]
My flash fiction piece, "Voltage," is live in the 11th issue of Cleaver Magazine and can be viewed/read/printed/burned HERE, along with many other wonderful works of fiction and poetry that are also worth reading. This was the last assignment for my fiction class last spring taught by the illustrious David Samuel Levinson, a man I admire [...]
Zoe Sugg, an English internet celebrity known for her makeup tutorials and funfetti cupcake recipes, published her debut novel, Girl Online, in 2014. The YA romance discussing cyber-bullying and mental health sold 78,109 copies in its first week on shelves, more than any debut novel since 1998. Sugg's name appeared on both the New York Times [...]
Yesterday I came back to work, ready to unpack, sweep, and possibly spray another round of bedbug spray over my suite before the students came back on the bus, only to find that my keys were locked in the office and no one could let me in. I sat by the front desk and started [...]
Imagine that you're 20 years old, starting your third year of college as a Creative Writing Major, and justifying your $30,000 loans to your parents with daydreams of making the New York Times Best Seller List. You know the statistics. You know that most books never sell more than 200 copies. Still, you imagine the [...]
"The Love Song of the Schizophrenic" Part I Beautiful fragments of my mind cast stained glass colors and the monarch butterfly could not be lovelier than my auroral dreams. There are oil paints dripping down my ancient eyes, and I shower in lilac watercolors and count my ribs through the pale gray cotton. They leer [...]
"Glass Footprints" by Kylie Lee Baker My quiet white world was a light bulb buzzing under your sneaker. Silver sneakers like spaceships and they’d get dirty I said but I love them you said and I love you I said. You crushed it into glitter on the carpet and the dark hit me like a [...]
My flash fiction story, "Voltage," will appear in the September issue of Cleaver Magazine. Join my email list to be notified when it comes out!