short fiction,  playwriting, & screenwriting


This year, I entered Cascadia Weekly''s annual Fiction 101 Competition, which asks local folks to write microfiction of 101 words or fewer. They have a different judge every year, who chooses their top three favorites and awards them first, second, and third place. The...


Overjoyed to share that my short story, "Manna is Where You Make It," was selected for publication in this year's Whatcom WRITES anthology, which is themed around the concept of "discovery" and Eowyn Ivey's To the Bright Edge of the World.

I'm so honored to have my sto...


Excited to share that my short story, "The Other Side," is featured in HamLit's January 2020 issue, No Man's Land. I've been working on this piece since 2016, when I first workshopped it in a writing class at DigiPen, and I'm so grateful that HamLit gave it a home. The...


Exciting news: my short story about getting lost on a Christmas tree farm was selected as a winner of Fairhaven Winterfest's first annual "Tales of the Season" Writing Contest!

My story, Tannenbaum, will hang up in a Fairhaven shop from Nov. 29-Dec. 21, and it'll be inc...


“No, no paella for me, thanks.” The three other American students joined the wait staff in gaping at Kora as if she had just politely declined a blood transfusion.

Their server flailed his arms everywhere and exclaimed something stern at her in Spanish. It might as well...


As a long-time diarist and recipient of a B.A. in English, I have certainly heard whispers of National Novel Writing Month before, but I had never considered participating in the event. Something something fear of failure something something motivation. But after I mad...


Here is my first official Camp NaNoWriMo post! I'm not really sure what to expect from the month ahead, but I managed to produce a first pass of the prologue of Epidemi. Yes, dreams are tropey, but Shael needs to meet her spirit guide before she endures the Rite. You'l...


Excerpt from Opal's Imagipen

Chapter 1

The Questionable Sincerity of Gentleparrots


“Just a few minutes more,” Opal said, tossing back her blond hair and adding the finishing touches to her most...


Film critic Nathan Rabin defined this trope thusly:


"...that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures....

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