Published by Sweet Tree Review, Apple Daughters is a story of the growing pains of family and adolescence, but how the author takes the reader from point A to B is magical and beautifully written. There is an fantastical element to this story that was surprising and yet so perfect. You can actually start to smell the sweetness of apples by the end. It runs about 15 minutes.
This piece was published by the Penn Review. The title pretty much explains it all. It is about six different places the main character has lived in and then describes the people he lived with or interacted with at the time. Interestingly it is not in chronological order but instead starts in 2017, goes back all the way to 2015 and then ends on a home lived in during 2016. It's like sitting with a friend looking at old Polaroids of places they used to live and hearing the stories that all add up to someone's life. Very enjoyable. It runs on the longer side of a 10 minute read.
This piece, published by Ars Medica, is a recounting of the painful and frustrating investigations into neurological symptoms experienced by the author. I think the unique, recount/explain writing style is a perfect choice for this work. About a 10 minute read.
This short piece is published by Sweet Tree Review. There is a delicate mystery woven into the story about the infatuation of a new love and the pain and guilt when it loses its sheen. This is a very beautiful piece. At most a 10 minute read.
Published by the Penn Review, this is a short piece of fiction about, I think, infidelity but I wouldn't be surprised if I have missed the mark and there is something more. Either way, it is a beautifully written encounter between a woman and her lover, and the conflict and confusion it is causing her. I just loved it. Maybe a 10 minute read.
This short piece, published by the Penn Review, is so subtle and endearing. I love the odd friendship that surrounds the main character's desire to abide by his commitment to Lent for his wife's birthday. This is a delightful way to spend 5 minutes or less.
This short story, published online through Eunoia Review, examines the restlessness and dissatisfaction with life that can plague us and destroy families. Even though it tackles the intense subject of divorce, the delivery is delicate and thought provoking. The read time is 5 to 10 minutes and it is worth every second.