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Website Publications List

I want to sincerely thank the publishers, editors, and staff at the following publications.

Bingo! Or Twelve Tips for Writing an Unpublishable Story. Louisiana Literature 25.2 (2008) 69-86.

Brother. Mack, Tom and Andrew Geyer, eds. A Shared Voice: A Tapestry of Tales. Lamar University Press. 2013: 29-42.

Chainsaw Putt-Putt. The North American Review 289.6 (2005): 13-18.

Collective Unconscious. Fifth Wednesday Journal 4 (2009): 79-90.

A Crime of Opportunity. Underground Voices. Dec (2011)

Cry Your Happy Tears. r.k.v.r.y. Quarterly (March 2008).

Dance Party. The Chattahoochee Review 11.4 (1991): 60-65.

Descension. The Rambler July 2007: 41-42.

Drop Dead Beautiful. Apalachee Review 55 (2005): 73-84.

Early Warning. Falling Star Magazine (Summer 2018): 56-62.

Election Return. North American Review 303:2 (2018): 22-23.

Everything I Needed To Know. LIT 9.1 (2010): 25-30.

Final Jeopardy. Louisiana Literature 23:2 (2006): 42-52.

The Future Never Lasts. Underground Voices (2012):58-76.

Get Drunk and Screw. The North American Review 292:2 (2007): 16-18.

g' joob g' goo-goo g' job. Cc&d Magazine. 231 (2012).

Glory Day. Louisiana Literature 30:1-2 (2013): 66-80.

Happy Hour. Liars League. Performed/read by Gloria Saunders, December 13, 2011, London.
A short film adaptation of the story can be found at

I Can't Remember What I Was Trying To Forget, 2016 winner of the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Fellowship in Fiction

If I Had Words, I'd Tell You. Hayden's Ferry Review 41 (2007): 120-124.

In Answer To Your Question. Denver Syntax (Winter 2010).

It's Usually This Dark By Now. The Mochila Review 14 (2012): 28-42.

Kids Rule. Post and Courier, 21 Sept. 2008 (South Carolina Fiction Project 2008).

Kings. The Rambler Mar. 2005: 18-21. (memoir)

Lilacs. The Teacher's Voice 1:2 (2005): 36-42.

Mercury Falling. storySouth. (May 2007).

Murmurs. Gulf Stream Magazine. 10 (1994): 41-54.

Pete Hump's Heat Pumps. Rainbow Curve 8 (2007): 37-47.

Rules for Regifting. Emrys Journal 35 (2018): 73-81.

Safe Storage. REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters 30:2 (2005): 83-86.

A Single Wing, 3rd place Robert Ruark Foundation's 2004 Fiction Competition.

Snake Inside My Head. New Delta Review 26:2 (2009): 67-73.

Somebody Wants Somebody Dead. Rainbow Curve 6 (2005): 50-67.

Skippy, the Lite Fandango. Apalachee Review 54 (2004): 86-96.

Sunspots. The State, 27 Oct.1991: 19-20. (South Carolina Fiction Project winner)

Sweating and Crying. Palo Alto Review 16:1 (2007): 20-26. (memoir)

Taking Out the Trash. Scribble 7:1 (2008): 3-5. (memoir)

These Are The Eyes of Norah Jones. Euphony.

To Be So Big He Sure Is Dead. The Bryant Review (2010): 122-128.

That Place Love Built. Potomac Review 43 (2008): 76-84.

The Looking Game. Pisgah Review 5:1 (2010): 9-16. Reprinted in Best of Fiction edition 6.1 (2011): 59-66.

There Is No Fishing. The Angler 3 (2010): 80-84. (nonfiction)

There's Someone's Shadow in This One. Eclipse 21(2010): 52-65.

Things That Smell Like Food. Cadillac Cicatrix 1 (2007): 101-116.

Vibes, Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open Winner, 2000.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Dean Martin, 1st place, Jubilee Harvest of Arts 2004 Literary Competition.

Which Way You Goin'. Boson Books (1995).

Winner Take Nothing. The Baltimore Review (2013): 117-132.

Wildlife Lake. Rambler Magazine July 2005: 44-50.

Wrecker, a short story, The Post and Courier,16 July 2000: 1-2H. (South Carolina Fiction Project winner). Reprinted in Inheritance: Selections from the South Carolina Fiction Project, Hub City Writer's Project, April 2001; Reprinted in Southern Discourse 5.1 (2001): 8-9.

You Can Laugh If You Want To. Interim 27:1 (2009): 266-278.