Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

Short Fiction

While dozens of my short stories have appeared in print magazines, below are links to those pieces still available online.

How to Love Your Cat and Subsequently the World. Please See Me, August 19, 2021. After reading Lorrie Moore’s brilliant collection Self-Help, I decided to experiment with writing in the second person about an unnamed advertising copywriter who discovers she is allergic to her cat.

That American Thing, Jewish Literary Journal, August 1, 2015. This lighthearted, fictional piece is loosely based on stories my father used to tell me about when my grandparents were newly arrived immigrants in 1920s America.

Junket, Necessary Fiction. September 6, 2011. Sooner or later, nearly all fiction writers tackle a story about a troubled marriage. This is mine. Fresh Ink republished the story in a slightly edited form in Fall 2020.

We Would Have Had Wings, Intellectual Refuge.  August 12, 2016. A couple’s weekend is transformed when they find a stray bird which fell down their chimney.

Sunkissed, Margin: A Journal of Magic Realism, October 2000. While no 100 Years of Solitude, this story does nibble at the edges of magic realism and the fine line between the real and the imaginary.

Blue Ash, Ion, Fall 1988. My first published short story. The narrative verges on melodrama, but recounts the tale of a twenty-two-year-old painter who suffers from insomnia after the house down the street from her apartment in a Boston neighborhood burns down. Twenty years later, Necessary Fiction reprinted it as part of its series on published authors and their early work.

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