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“The soft-shelled turtle had been scrambling against the cloudy wall of the tank, clawing against a slippery mass of shells. Then it had surrendered, bulbous snout still raised, staring at Annalise through eyes rimmed pink with infection.”

from “Annalise’s Turtle,” published in Stirring: A Literary Collection

“She had told the police not to worry about the investigation. She could take it from here. She refused to tell her father that she was doing this. Mallory and her mother did things that nobody else could understand, and she was worried that he would try to stop her.”

from “Terminal,” published in Nat. Brut

“Astra tells me that my spirit guide is an alabaster Chinese dragon. I am in fact Chinese, but I don’t want to believe that she’s a racist. “Well, that explains the giant shadow following me around,” I say. She smiles and keeps swinging her pendulum.”

from “Ad Astra,” forthcoming in Beecher’s Magazine


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