STORIES

While I work in various genres, my favorite by far is the transformed fairy tale. I like to explore the deeper implications of classic tales, mash up stories in unexpected ways, and find new spins on stories everyone thinks they already know.

 

* = Stories set in Colandaria

Galatea in Love
After Lines (Horrified Press)
A mermaid falls in love with a human prince...it's too bad he's a statue. A mash-up of Anderson's The Little Mermaid and the myth of Pygmalion.
The Juniper Tree: A Love Story *
Crab Fat Literary Magazine
The Juniper Tree finds a kindred spirit in someone else who will do what it takes to protect their children. An adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale.
 
Ten Plagues
LIT
A series of microfictional looks at the ten plagues.
 
Bluebeard *
Silver Blade
A novelette set in the province of the Vale in the land of Colandaria; a reimagining of the classic fairy tale. When Anelle reunities with one of her childhood friends, she finds that everything about him is not what it seems. 
 
Hatchlings
Gone Lawn
Flash images of Helen of Troy, Castor and Pollux, and poor, poor Clytemnestra.
 
Ru and Wolf
Mirror Dance
Maybe the wolf isn't the one Little Red Riding Hood should fear.
 
Bob, the second-youngest child of Cronus and Rhea, is eaten by his father
scissors & spackle
Ekphrastic flash based on one of my favorite paintings, Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son." Definitely the weirdest thing I've ever written.
 
Persephone
Scapegoat Review
A microfiction retelling of the Persephone myth. It's all about the pomegrante.
 
Tic
Medical Literary Messenger (Fall 2014)
Autobiographical poetry that's about to blow.
 
Luna e Talia
Rose Red Review
A counterpointed flash that puts Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel into the same tower. Based on Giambattista Basile's "Sole, Luna e Talia."
 
From the Files of Abdul Q. Rosenblatt, Genie to the Stars
The Conium Review Online
An episodic flash that tells the many secrets of a genie who works with high-class clientele.
 
Lentils in Black Rice
Gingerbread House
Spoiler alert: being princess is not all it's cracked up to be. A retelling of the Brothers Grimm's "Aschenputtel."
 
Abeyance
flashfiction.net
A microfiction modernization of Sleeping Beauty, inspired by "Bride of the Bayou" by the great Laura Mullen.