My Friend the Sunflower [prose]

Trigger Warning: body horror, mention of cutting skin            It wasn’t noticeable. Not at first, anyway, compared to the climate devastation around us.             It grew out of her shoulder, you see. When I first noticed it, it just looked like bumps beneath her black and grey tattoo. “Oh, I think I have some rash,”Continue reading “My Friend the Sunflower [prose]”

States of Loneliness [prose]

CW: drug use Level 1 – Preparation             “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is always the song with which to begin. At least, he believes that. He lets Part I rev up as he pulls the baggie from his back pocket. Every time, without fail, it shimmers like a tiny Christmas snowfall. He scoops itContinue reading “States of Loneliness [prose]”

Cheesy Love: a very fake rom-com trailer [prose]

COMING SOON A LOVE STORY LIKE NO OTHER [Enter TABITHA, standing imposingly in front of the Old Capitol. She’s small and cute, but not exactly your typical manic pixie dream girl. She crosses her arms. Tries to look tough.] IN A CITY LIKE NO OTHER [Shots of Iowa City on a weekend night: smokers outsideContinue reading “Cheesy Love: a very fake rom-com trailer [prose]”

Horror Chat Fiction Sample

*I wrote this maybe 1-2 years ago, when I was applying to be a horror chat fiction writer for an app. Hope it’s enjoyable and spooky!  Tara’s day stretched itself to its thinnest strand from morning until night, running from one audition to the next. But now, after one final audition, she makes a wearyContinue reading “Horror Chat Fiction Sample”