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Published Literary Fiction

Survival At Age Six

In this short story, a child is forced to rely on her wits to survive a dysfunctional foster home.

Published: The Moonwort Review (online), Issue #8
October, 2004.

The Man Who Loved Garbage

A humorous short story. A young man becomes a garbage collector despite his parents' vehement objections.

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
December 2003

Revolving Door

A short story about a Manhattan barmaid who tries to escape from her confining life style.

Published: Calliope
(Roger Williams College),
December 1982

Family Values

A political satire

Published: Enigma Literary Magazine
Spring 2005 (April)

A Song to Remember

A short story about a middle-aged woman finding romance in a most unlikely place.

Published: My Legacy
March 1998

The Visitor

In this fantasy, an old woman refuses to exchange life for a glorious hereafter.

Published: Of Unicorns & Space Stations
Summer 1996

The Perfect Relationship

A short story. Jo, a pretty young secretary, is certain she has found Mr. Right.

Published: SlugFest, Ltd.
Summer-Autumn, 1997


In this short story, an actress, attending her grandmother's funeral, reflects on their tumultuous relationship.

Published: Skylark (Purdue University)
12th Edition, Spring 1983


All of the works at this website, including characters, names, places, and incidents, are used fictiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons is entirely coincidental.


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