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The Yeti Behind You

A published in , 2007.

Written long before I became a parent, this story deals with the anxieties of expecting parents, and the anxieties of even making the decision.  What does it mean to create new life on a geologic time scale? Michael’s yeti sits lightly on the foot of the bed, watching with soft brown eyes as Michael makes […]

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This, My Body

A published in , 2005.

A graphic tale of sex, food, and religion.  Antonio is a genetically engineered priest/sex slave whose skin produces chemicals called super-flavinoids, which improve the taste of food.  He utilizes his body to produce exquisite meals for his mistress. I am the lover. I am the chef. I am the preterite priest. I am the secret, […]

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The Girl With The Sun in Her Head

A published in , 2004.

Emelia’s home is in a city where only children are allowed to draw graffiti on the crumbling walls. The old bricks and stones are covered in crude pictographs and stick figures, smoking chimney houses and bicycles with four wheels and two seats. Chalk is a penny a piece, any color to be had. A little […]

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Spooning

A published in , July 2003.

A slipstream story about relationships and collectibles, set in Laramie, Wyoming. Benjamin Johnson had a thing for spoons. Not just any old spoon, like the kind you keep in your house by the dozen, but the collectable kind, with fancy lettering and interesting shapes. He especially liked the kind with holes in the bowl that […]

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