Stories from The Decline of Pigeons, published by Queen's Ferry Press,

have appeared in these literary publications:


“Aurora” in The Carolina Quarterly, Vol 58, No. 3


“Nature” in the Ontario Review, No. 53


“Sailor Lake” in StoryQuarterly, No. 34


“Phoenix” in New Letters, Vol. 65, No. 2


“Repo Man” in Cutbank, January 2010


“Dinosaurs” in The Sun, Issue 408


"Dinosaurs" is the lead story in the anthology:

New Stories from the Midwest

more info here: Ohio University Press

and a link to buy it on Amazon here

or buy it at IndieBound here


Stories from Sick Beasts have been recognized
by these literary publications:


“Lost City,” winner of The Moth Short Story Prize 2021


"Strange Attractor," forthcoming in Juked


"Muskellunge," published in  Cagibi 2019: The Print Issue


“This One Is Okay,” published in
Catamaran Literary Reader, Vol. 6, Issue 2


"Funster," published in Zone 3,  Vol. 35, No. 1


"Antimatter," published in Potomac Review, #66


“Family of Two,” published in Valparaiso Fiction Review, Vol. 9, Issue 2


"Spinning Song," published in Emrys Journal, Vol. 37
("Spinning Song" excerpt reading is at  56:20 of the video)


"Sick Beasts," published in Harvard Review Online


“String Theory and Other Animals,” published in Fiction, Number 65







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