Writing

PUBLICATIONS

Memoir from Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative:

“Pavane” http://bit.ly/1saERWh

“The Tree of Life” http://bit.ly/1Ue04ru

“The Last Bar Mitzvahhttp://bit.ly/1Ue09LH

 Short stories:

Bienvenidahttp://bit.ly/1TXfTQG (Flash Fiction Magazine)

“T or R?” http://bit.ly/25i0u56 (INfectiveINk)

“Neighbors” http://bit.ly/2dgZT1E  (Fiction on the Web)

“The Consequences of Forgetting the Sardines” http://bit.ly/2skuNLx (Spank the Carp)

“Passing on the Road on a Summer’s Evening” http://bit.ly/2z4XX4m (Flash Fiction Magazine)

 

NOVELS IN PROGRESS

Maggie Was a Mayfly: An Immature’s Story

Maggie meets Rudy on her travels. (Illustration by Taina Litwak.)

Maggie meets Rudy on her travels. (Illustration by Taina Litwak)

For some of us, finding our place in the world is a circuitous path. For a young adult, the journey can be a confusing path of missteps and self doubt.

In this allegorical tale, Maggie, an unsettled mayfly nymph, has lost her home to a capricious change in the stream’s current. Determined to find a new home rich with food to nourish her brief flight in the world of air, she begins her search. On her journey she meets other streamlings who all offer her guidance based on perspectives they’ve garnered from their own niches within the stream. From a midge obsessed with collecting and categorizing sand grains to a caterpillar who exploits her naïveté, Maggie wanders until she eventually recognizes herself in another ephemerid—a mayfly who embodies what is both transient and enduring.

How to Bury Your Dog

When a real estate developer threatens her rural home, a woman must put her past to rest to save her future.

Since the death of her husband Lizzy has led a self-circumscribed life. But now a well-connected real estate developer intends to transform the heart of her rural community, and she can no longer keep the outside world at bay. Can anyone stop the march of so-called progress to protect the landscape she loves from becoming another extension of suburbia?

When an old flame coaxes Lizzy into joining a group of aging environmentalists to help fight the development, out of habit she suppresses any optimism. However, two young neighbors help her see there is hope for the future, and they find that their salvation may come from the very environment they are trying to protect.

My Mother’s Hair

Stuck at her grandparents’ home in the middle of nowhere for three weeks, 14-year-old Kelsey finds a box of her deceased mother’s journals. As Kelsey negotiates the local social milieu, she comes to know her mother as a young woman and finds parallels and differences in the worlds they are experiencing and who they are.

 

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2 Responses to Writing

  1. lmussehl says:

    So glad you’re taking your writing out into the world. It is worthy.

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