28   859 readings 5 min
When I get home from Sunday Service, I strip my pressed white shirt in the living room. I step out of my slacks. Peel off the tight black socks. I fumble naked for my dive skin, the black and blue... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Button Fiction Spring 2019
24   584 readings 3 min
The garbage can is full again. I drag it inside and empty it over the floor, adding to the foot of water already standing in the house. The bathtub and the sinks have been running nonstop for ... [+]

5   457 readings 5 min
On his way out the door to a meeting with a client, the husband said, “We should have a baby,” and the wife, pointing to one of the windows that overlooked the driveway, said, “We already ... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Short Fiction Contest 2019 - Short Story
7   1309 readings 3 min
One March afternoon in 1969 I was on the deck of a Chinese junk listening to the water clop against the wooden hull and enjoying a breeze that blew toward the South China Sea. The junk bobbed ... [+]

32   1263 readings 5 min
The doctors, explaining the consent form, referred to him as an allergen. That’s the only reason he could figure they prescribed Claritin. Well, technically they didn’t prescribe Claritin, ... [+]

Runner up - Jury Selection
Set Stories Free 2018
7   521 readings 5 min
They stood at the end of the tobacco row, just beyond where the north end of the field met the woods. They stood in the shadows, perfectly still, watching only her. They reminded her of deer: ... [+]

Runner up - Jury Selection
Set Stories Free 2018
13   893 readings 5 min
Ain’t no such word as “slomp” Jessey had scolded me just yesterday. But a crawdad pokin’ outta the deep mud ditch alongside the river always made kind of a slomp sound to my ears. That’s... [+]

Winner - Jury Selection
Set Stories Free 2018