Please consider the momentary, but powerful, responses evoked by announcing shortly after takeoff, "Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a slight problem." Only to, after a long pause, tell the people on the plane there is not enough ice to go around in everyone's drinks. Granted, the problem is slight. But maybe there's a less dramatic way it could be conveyed?
After almost a month away, it's so good to be home.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.