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"Study in Self-Defense"

BREVITY

Fall 2019

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"Brace Yourself"

PUSHCART XLIII

Fall 2018

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"Target"

ABLE MUSE

winner, Able Muse Write Now Prize

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"Remote Control"

under the gum tree

notable, Best American Essays 2018

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"On Forgiving"

1966

reprinted in Her Texas

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"Planting the Seed"

GULF COAST

a roundtable on death penalty narratives

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"Catch and Release"

THE NEW GUARD

finalist, Machigonne Fiction Award

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"What Manner of Triumph"

SMOKELONG QUARTERLY

with interview

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"The Break-In"

TEXAS MONTHLY

serial story

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

HOTEL AMERIKA

Spring 2019

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"Running" and "Heat"

SWEET

Spring 2018

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"Brace Yourself"

PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE

winner, PNM Fiction Award

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"We Aren't Killers; They Are"

THE RUMPUS

The Saturday Essay, Spring 2017

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"Writing for Life"

CREATIVE NONFICTION

how narrative law is transforming defense

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"The Fires We Can't Control"

LITERATURE: a pocket anthology

originally appeared in Colorado Review

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"Mirage"

BALTIMORE REVIEW

Essay in the "Heat" Issue

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"We Know the Drill"

BRING THE NOISE

the best pop cult essays from Barrelhouse

Read selections from my mountain stories and essays right here.