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Fear of Failure 2.0

by on Jan 5, 2018 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I’ve been here before, sitting in front of an Excel spreadsheet filled with story titles and word counts, trying to decide what to include in a collection. The first time was fraught with so much worry, so much fear that I was doing everything the wrong way, that no one would read it,...

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Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion)

by on Aug 24, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Andrius Kavalauskas, the last magician of Lithuania, closed the door and rested his head against the wood as the nurse’s footsteps faded away. He smelled cabbage and pork cooking from the apartment across the hallway and knew that in a few hours he would find a plate of food sitting by...

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Paper Tigers (Excerpt)

by on Jan 27, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back cover copy: In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything—half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child—to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to...

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant’s Tale

by on Aug 4, 2015 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

(3,500 Words) Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages… Every circus has a story, and every story has its secrets. Those of us taxed with bearing the burden of such things do so with no sense of pleasure, only duty. We remember so that others, in time, may forget. I. Here, the music: a...

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Sing Me Your Scars

by on Mar 3, 2015 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

5000 Words This is not my body. Yes, there are the expected parts—arms, legs, hips, breasts—each in its proper place and of the proper shape. Is he a monster, a madman, a misguided fool? I don’t know. I don’t want to know. But this is not my body. § The rot begins, as always, around the...

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