Stories

Featured Story: For the Sake of the System…

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“So you crank “Eminence Front” on the car stereo and cruise so that the passing streetlights fall in step with the beat. You welcome the endless parade of bouncers who gang up on you in every identical bar’s identical parking lot. You groan into a microphone and thrust your hips in the lights, turning all eyes on you when what you want more than anything else is to disappear. And man, if that doesn’t work, do it again next week in the exact same way. Because that’s how addiction works.”

 

 

Personal Top Ten

Monolith.” Cross-disciplinary collaboration with Cat Bates. August 2017.
Integers.” The Humanist. Vol. 77, No. 3. May 2017.
Boys’ Life / Rough Frontiers.” The Lascaux Review. January 2017.
Fandanguillo.” The Stoneslide Corrective. Issue 5. January 2017.
Possum & Glue.” The New Haven Review. Issue 18. October 2016.
Hyacinth & Waxwing.” Stoneslide Corrective. No. 3. May, 2016.
Blue of the World.” Glimmer Train. Issue 94. Fall, 2015.
“Windows Open in the Southern Cross Hotel.” Radio Silence. Volume IX. October 2014.
“Poptimistic.” The Stoneslide Corrective. September 2014.
James Taylor v. the King.” The New Haven Review. Issue 14. September 2014.

Chronology

Houdini’s Final Trick.” Deciduous Tales. Issue 1. October 2017.
November.” Spartan. October 2017.
For the Sake of the System, Never the Individual: A Review of Tim Kinsella’s The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self Defense.” The Believer. Issue 115. October 2017.
This Yearning Can Be a Dangerous Thing: A Conversation with Ben Trickey & Douglas W. Milliken.” Space Gallery Blog. September 2017.
Monolith.” Cross-disciplinary collaboration with Cat Bates. August 2017.
Milk.” Meridian. Issue 39, July 2017.
Strike Anywhere.” Petite Hound Press. Issue 50, July 2017.
Thank Me Any Day.” The Lonely Crowd. Issue 7. June 2017.
Cowboy.” NOUS. Issue 8. May 2017.
Integers.” The Humanist. Vol. 77, No. 3. May 2017.
Our City in Wartime.” Make X: A Decade of Literary Art. Make Literary Productions and featherproof books. March 2017.
Swans (Elsewhere)” and “Settle/Return.” The Atticus Review. March 2017.
Water Lily.” Tincture. Issue 17. February 2017.
Boys’ Life / Rough Frontiers.” The Lascaux Review. January 2017.
Fandanguillo.” The Stoneslide Corrective. Issue 5. January 2017.
Butterscotch.” The Maine Review. Issue 3.1 December 2016.
Dummy.” Exhibits: A 67 Press Anthology. November 2016.
Blue of the World.” The Pushcart Prize Anthology XLI. November 2016.
Mandarini.” Matchbook. November 2016.
“In Conversation with Richard & Alexis Iammarino” and “Matthew Barney’s Gold Standard: Sex, Violence, & Fundament.” The Chart 2015-2016 Anthology. Wing Club Press. November 2016.
Possum & Glue.” The New Haven Review. Issue 18. October 2016.
The Happiest Place on Earth.” The Other Stories (podcast). Episode 80. October 2016.
Topography.” Fusion. October 2016.
Smoke from a Furnace.” Ricky’s Back Yard. Issue 3. July 2016.
Pretty.” The Lindenwood Review. Issue 6. June 2016.
A Fluent Blue.” The Island Journal. Volume 32. June 2016.
Dummy.” The Manchester Review. No. 16. June 2016.
Yellow Cake.” carte-blanche. Issue 27. May, 2016.
Hyacinth & Waxwing.” Stoneslide Corrective. No. 3. May, 2016.
Skidder & Draw.” Matter Press. April, 2016.
Preserved.” Redux. Issue 198. April, 2016.
Matthew Barney’s Gold Standard: Sex, Violence, & Fundament.” (with Jenna Crowder). The Chart. Vol. 1, No. 6. March 2016.
Tootsie-Pop.” The Orthogonal. Issue 1. January 2016.
Scenery v. Scene.” The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. December 2015.
Toledo.” Switchback. Issue 22. November, 2015.
The Happiest Place on Earth.” Be Wilder: a Word Portland Anthology. Pine Pitch Press. November, 2015.

A Weapon or a Crutch.” Glimmer Train Bulletin 106. November 2015.
[untitled]” Cross-disciplinary collaboration with Cat Bates, et alia. October, 2015.
In Conversation with Richard & Alexis Iammarino.” The Chart. Vol. 1, No. 2. October, 2015.
Blue of the World.” Glimmer Train. Issue 94. Fall, 2015.
Pillars.” Matter Press. April, 2015.
Poptimistic.” The Stoneslide Corrective No. 1. April, 2015.
Interrobang.” Bide. March 2015.
Elephant.” Cicada. Vol. 17, No. 4. March/April 2015.
A Rich Man’s Knees.” Read Short Fiction. December 2014.
Gold & Rust.” Per Contra. Issue 34. December 2014.
Arena.” Tincture Blog. November 2014.
“Firecracker.” The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. November 2014.
“Windows Open in the Southern Cross Hotel.” Radio Silence. Volume IX. October 2014.
“Poptimistic.” The Stoneslide Corrective. September 2014.
James Taylor v. the King.” The New Haven Review. Issue 14. September 2014.
“Arena.” Tincture Journal. Issue 7. September 2014.
“Kinematic.” Oxford Magazine. Issue 30.2. June 2014.
“The Least Important Person in the Room.” Glimmer Train Bulletin 89. June 2014.
“Eyetooth.” Switchback. Issue 19. May 2014.
“Saltwater Baldwin.” The Cortland Review. Issue 63. May 2014.
“Horse Story.” Midwest Prairie Review. Issue 2. April 2014.
“Buoyancy.” The Collagist. Issue 57. April 2014.
“Pillars.” Slice Magazine: In the Telling (podcast). Issue 16. February 2014.
“Pillars” and “Pink and Sweet.” Slice Magazine: In the Telling (podcast). Issue 15. January 2014.
“Monthly Junk Mail Coupons.” The Believer. Issue 104. January 2014.
They Vampire Nights.” Bound Off Fiction (podcast). Issue 96. January 2014.
Skidder & Draw.” Portland Monthly. December 2013.
Ike and Tina.” The Stoneslide Corrective. November 2013.
Florida.” Southern Indiana Review. Fall 2013.
Mule and Tourist.” Fiddleblack. Issue 14. October 2013.
Welcome, Cheater.” Akashic Books. October 2013.
Pink and Sweet.” Monkeybicycle. September 2013.
Pillars.” Slice Magazine. Issue 13. 2013.
Highway Billboard on the Idaho/Montana Border.” The Believer. Issue 99. June 2013.
How To.” Nat. Brut. Issue 3. 2013.
The Turin Horse.” Bound Off Fiction (podcast). Issue 87. April 2013.
Our City in Wartime.” MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine. Issue 12. 2013.
Piemonte. January.” Pressboard Press. 2012.
Triple-Double.” The Stoneslide Corrective. 2012.
“Danny’s Tree.” (digested reprint of “A Memory or Its Ghost”) GreenPrints. Issue 90. 2012.
After the Intromit.” Slice Magazine. Issue 10. 2012
Adventure Stories for Men and Boys.” The Adirondack Review. Vol. XII, No. 4. 2012.
Sequence IV: Swing.” Pressboard Press. 2012. Excerpted from White Horses.
Thieving in Foreign Countries.” Atticus Review. 2012.
A Thirteenth Apostle’s Star.” Camera Obscura. Vol. 4. 2012.
Sequence I: On Romance.” Pressboard Press. 2012. Excerpted from White Horses.
Ben Nigra, 1982.” Nada Publishing. 2011.
[untitled senryu].” McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Issue 31. 2009.
A Minor River.” Tonopah Review. Issue 6. 2009. Later reprinted in White Horses.
“Disability.” Gloom Cupboard. Issue 5. 2008. Later reprinted in White Horses.
A Memory or Its Ghost.” Mourning Sickness: Stories of Abortion, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. Omni Arts, LLC. 2008.
“Gravity.” West Wind Review. Issue 26. 2007.
“Preservation With Clapboard Gaps.” Salt. Issue 63. 2007.
“Topography.” The Rambler. 2007.
“The Bastards.” Lit-Cast. 2007
The Absence of Everything Else.” Alimentum. Issue 1. 2006.
Ten Thousand Cancellations.”  The Adirondack Review. Vol. IV, No. 1. 2003.
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