“Tipping Makes You Sexy”
First published in Front Porch Review, January 2011.
You read the sign. “What’s that supposed to mean?” You decide to find out.
First Published in the anthology, Lost and Found: Tales of Things Gone Missing, May 2019, Terri Karsten, editor.
Corky Corcoran tried to reconcile the image of the middle-aged waitress who’d charmed him, with the bloodless teenaged killer he’d come to interview.
First published in The Sock Drawer,October 2020.
Folk drawn together by age and circumstance, redefine themselves in the company of others.
First published in Corvus Review, Spring/Summer 2015.
When Hank meets a stranger on a brisk December morning, he learns the value of people skills.
“School Call #5″*
First Published in in The Bitchin’ Kitsch, October 2013.
*The following phone call was overheard in the English department office of a suburban Midwestern high school.
First published in Puckerbrush Review, Summer/Fall 2010.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease, all the more tragic when your husband is in his mid-forties and can only think of the garden.
“Jesus Eats Breakfast with His Mother”
First published in Small Pond. Fall 2001.
It wouldn’t be the only awkward conversation he’d had with his mother. He had a hangover, and she was asking too many questions.
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