Short Stories/ Excerpts

Short Stories

Homeward: Novellas and Short Stories

(2021/rejected 11/28/22 by Drue Heinz Competition and soon to be under submission again)

“The Cigar Box”

(short story, Natural Bridge, University of Missouri, St Louis, Spring 2005; nominated by the editors for the 2006 Pushcart Prize)

“The Eternally Obvious”

(short story, Potomac Review, Issue 35, Spring/Summer 2003)


Ella’s Place

(novel/pending 2022 Bellwether competition)

Nothing Happened Here

Failbetter (Literary Journal) 4/14/2022

“What Mami Taught Me about Empire”

(chapter in What Mama Taught Me: Concepts of Womanhood, Annice Yarber, Tonya Perry, Denise Davis-Maye, eds. University Press of America, Spring 2013)

“The Moncada Army Barracks Raid”

(novel excerpt in Gravity Dancers: Fiction by Washington Area Women, Paycock Press, July 2009)

“Pedro Valle’s Dream” (novel excerpt in Full Circle:

A Journal of Poetry and Prose, June 2003; reprinted in The Best of Full Circle, Spring 2004)