BREVITY

"Study in Self-Defense"

Fall 2019

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PUSHCART XLIII

"Brace Yourself"

Fall 2018

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ABLE MUSE

"Target"

winner, Able Muse Write Now Prize

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under the gum tree

"Remote Control"

notable, Best American Essays 2018

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1966

"On Forgiving"

reprinted in Her Texas

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GULF COAST

"Planting the Seed"

a roundtable on death penalty narratives

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THE NEW GUARD

"Catch and Release"

finalist, Machigonne Fiction Award

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SMOKELONG QUARTERLY

"What Manner of Triumph"

with interview

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TEXAS MONTHLY

"The Break-In"

serial story

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HOTEL AMERIKA

"No Men Were Harmed in the Making of 78/52"

Spring 2019

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SWEET

"Running" and "Heat"

Spring 2018

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PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE

"Brace Yourself"

winner, PNM Fiction Award

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THE RUMPUS

"We Aren't Killers; They Are"

The Saturday Essay, Spring 2017

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CREATIVE NONFICTION

"Writing for Life"

how narrative law is transforming defense

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LITERATURE: a pocket anthology

"The Fires We Can't Control"

originally appeared in Colorado Review

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BALTIMORE REVIEW

"Mirage"

Essay in the "Heat" Issue

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BRING THE NOISE

"We Know the Drill"

the best pop cult essays from Barrelhouse

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Read selections from my mountain stories and essays right here.

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