Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent (Common Deer Press, 2018)

Crankian Dethbert Jones has recently joined the Space Cadets and is looking forward to finding a pen pal from another planet so that he can earn his Cosmic Correspondent badge. When an alien from Earth responds, Dethbert learns more than he could ever imagine about his new friend and himself. Dethbert’s experiences with jealousy, puberty,…

Maybe if it were a nice room (2017)

One room is filled with books, another with overgrown vines. An anonymous narrator shares their thoughts, connecting aesthetically pleasing rooms with their traumatic experience. The content of Maybe if it were a nice room is heavy, although the imagery may suggest otherwise. The calm, expertly arranged settings are undone by the narrator’s re-telling of their…