[Note: I wrote this review of The Friend by Sigrid Nunez for The East Bay Review, Oakland’s quarterly literary journal. As The East Bay Review is temporarily offline due to technical issues, I’m posting it here until The East Bay Review’s triumphant return.] Published February 2018 by Riverhead Books $25.00 Hardcover ISBN: 978-0735219441 The Friend tells the story of an unnamed […]Read more "Review: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez"
Dear Peons and Classmates, I trust you have found this tiny crystal bottle that I floated down the river, buoyed only by my white ruffled pantaloons, and this note I write with red lip stain from the confines of this most horrible imprisonment. Although it pains me to request anything from you, my so-called peers, […]Read more "It is I, Cheryl Blossom, Requesting Your Aid in this Most Trying Time"
The boy band moves like happy sexy machines. Trent lifts his hands over his head like he’s blocking so many beach balls. Rex snaps his fingers low and fast in front of his pecs, and Mark sings behind his drum kit.Read more "the boy band at joyland magazine"
she rose and tapped her bedside table exactly twenty-four times with her forefinger, then put her small feet into a pair of worn velvet slippers that she kept tucked under her bed, toes pointing towards the room’s door as if ready to walk out at any moment.Read more "Of Angela at Entropy Mag Online"
These are all the books I read in 2017 that I remembered to write down. Asterisks indicate that I didn’t finish the book, for whatever reason (usually I just got distracted, or it was due at the library).Read more "2017 Reading Log"
To their first meeting, Marcia Hernandez of Earth brought a platinum-coated quantum computer containing evidence of all of humankind’s most impressive accomplishments, and Nyrgris Xxixa of Yrgrys brought a potted plant.Read more "Diplomacy at Here Comes Everyone"
You can read my angry lady robot story “I, Angelica” in Mad Scientist Journal! The piece also appeared in their summer 2017 issue. I actually wrote this piece in my first ever creative writing workshop at UC Davis with the super generous Annie Liontas (if you haven’t read Let Me Explain You, you should go get it now).Read more "Read Me in Mad Scientist Journal!"