Bones Buried in the Dirt: This novel in short story form was published by River Otter Press on January 1, 2013 (available at Amazon.com, Tattered Cover, and The Bookworm in Omaha). The individual pieces together tell an overall story in the voice of a young boy named Peter. Ranging from Peter at age four to Peter at age twelve, the stories focus on the sort of moments in childhood that get buried in the mind but never fully get absorbed, the moments that constantly come to mind later in life and shape what sort of individual people become. Read more...
"Home Improvement," to be published in issue #4 of C4: The Chamber Four Lit Mag.
"Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!" to be published in Vol. 8, no. 2 of Wilderness House Literary Review.
"The Bricklayer's Ambiguous Morality" published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Lincoln Underground.
"The Unknowable Agenda of Ursines" published October 16, 2012 in issue 43 of "Crack the
Spine," page 6.
"Donkeys Live a Long Time. None of You Has Ever Seen Ethel Merman." (second story on the page) published in issue 11 of Hobo Pancakes.
"Ideas: Where to Get Them and What to Do When They Won't Leave" published July 9, 2012, in Paragraph Line.
"The War" published in the Winter 2012 issue of The Writing Disorder. Also published in The Writing Disorder presents The Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2012.
"Burden of a Little Brother" published in the Summer Issue of The Lincoln Underground.
"Polite Notes of the Dinnertime Neighborly Etiquette Apocalypse" published August 15, 2011 in Brave Blue Mice. Also read as part of InDigest Magazine's The Last Reading on Earth, Ever: A Marathon Reading of Apocalyptic Writing (direct link to mine).
"But Nothing Was Better" published in the July 2011 issue of Cannoli Pie.
"Training" published in the Volume 228, January 2012 issue of Children, Churches and Daddies. Subsequently included in the collection book Cultural Touchstone and the anthology After the apocalypse (prose edition).
"The Virgin Mary Tree" published (live 5/20/2011) in the spring 2011 online edition of Grey Sparrow, also published in the Fall 2011, issue 8, print edition.
"Randolph, Vivian, and Charles" published in the Winter 2007 issue of Fine Lines.
"The Pipe" published in the Summer 2007 issue of Fine Lines.
"A Bourbon Poetry Submission," to be appearing in the Winged City Press and Two of Cups Press anthology BOURBON FOR BLOOD (due out in July 2013).
My guest post about my ideas for stories, published June 2, 2013 on The Story Prize's blog.
"Hiding the Hacker Instinct: Or, No Oppressor Strategy Can Be More Successful Than Training the Oppressed to Oppress Himself/Herself," published (under the pen name Phineas Phreak) in the Summer 2011 issue of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.
"a security hole at s-cwis" published (under the name Phineas Phreak) in the Winter 1998-1999 (Volume 15, Number 4) issue of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.