Keep Talking

My story “Keep Talking” has just been released in the December issue of Apex Magazine. Gerald’s stomach clenched as he approached his daughter, Sarah.  She sat at her computer, her back to the world, as intent as a cat scenting a mouse.  “Sweetie, I have some big news.” She sucked on a lock of her hair, […]

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The Dangers of Fairy-o-typing

When I was a wee elementary school girl, I would make “books” by stapling together folded typing paper.  I would compose a story with illustrations to fit the number of pages provided. I vividly remember this one story I did. Lisa and the Fairy by Marie Vibbert, age 8* Once Upon a Time there was […]

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Invisible Vases

“The whole point is you’re making this beautiful, invisible vase.”  –Kim Stanley Robinson at Clarion 2013. These words have stayed with me since I heard them last summer. The first draft of a story is rather like putting clay on the wheel. It’s… fast. You have this SHAPE now. You know it’s not done, yet, […]

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Vending Machine: Poetry for Change

I’ll be at the Vending Machine: Poetry for Change event at Karma Cafe in Canton, Ohio, this Saturday,  November 22, at 6pm. This charity event will have poetry readings and an anthology of poems which costs exactly one canned food donation per book.  Proceeds will go to a local food bank.  So come out, enjoy […]

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Trash

My short story, “Trash” is now available at Escape Pod.  This story was born out of a prompt from my sister, Grace, who asked me to write something about a character she’d created for a  D&D campaign. Obviously I changed Nanlee somewhat by putting her in a Science Fiction setting! Nanlee was a woman with […]

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Levy Fest Poetry Reading

To celebrate the life and work of d.a. levy, Cleveland poets will be reading this Saturday night at Lava Lounge in Tremont.  Festivities start at 8pm with the incomparable Mary Turzillo.  My slot is 9:40.  There is an open mic following at 10pm. Drop on by, enjoy some food and drink, and hear me read […]

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Jupiter Wrestlerama Available Online

My story “Jupiter Wrestlerama” is now available free on Lightspeed’s website. Brian took me to Niagara Falls for the weekend to celebrate my thirtieth birthday in February of 2004.  We walked around admiring icicles and got lost.  We ended up in a residential area, with a long slog on un-cleared sidewalks to get back to […]

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