Short Stories

Here are some of my short stories that are out in the world.

  • “For What Purpose?” Guernica, October 1, 2014
  • “This Cat,” Narrative, October, 2013
  • “Sent,” Narrative, May 2013
  • The Visit,“ The Harvard Review, Summer, 2012
  • “What the Cat Said,” The Harvard Review, Fall, 2008
  • Reunion,” Ploughshares, Fall, 2007
  • “Candidate,” Ecotone, Summer, 2007, repinted in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best 2008.
  • “Theft,” The Harvard Review, Fall, 2005, reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories 2006.
  • “Uck,” Witness, Fall, 2005
  • The Visiting Child,” Granta, Fall, 2005.
  • “Refund,” Ploughshares, Spring, 2005, reprinted in Pushcart Prize XXXI, Best of the Small Presses, 2007.
  • “Riches,” Sunday Express Magazine (London), October, 2001
  • “Anything For Money,” Zoetrope, September, 2001, reprinted in Zoetrope All-Story 2
  • “The Fourth Prussian Dynasty,” The New Yorker, Sept. 13, 1999
  • “Robbery,”, Summer, 1998
  • “The Dinner Party,” Story, Summer 1998
  • “Eternal Love,” Granta, Fall 1996, reprinted in Best American Short Stories 1997.
  • “Talk to Me Jenny,” The Kenyon Review, Summer 1993
  • “A Chick From My Dream Life,” The Iowa Review, Fall 1992, reprinted in Pushcart Press XVIII, Best of the Small Presses
  • “V’ahavta,” Response, Fall 1990 

You can buy some of these anthologies here:




  • Two of my stories have been read as part of the Selected Shorts program at Symphony Space in New York . You can visit “Selected Shorts” here.
  • Eternal Love” was read by Joanne Woodward at Symphony Space on May 20,1998.
  • The Fourth Prussian Dynasty” was read by Frances Sternhagen at Symphony Space on  May 31, 2000.
  • You can buy “For Better and For Worse,” a CD that includes Joanne Woodward’s reading of “Eternal Love” here.
  • You can hear me read a story, “The Miracle of the Superama Magic Dredyl,” as part of the WHQR Homemade Holiday Shorts program here.
  • Actress Deni Scofield reads my story, “The Third Child,” for Stories on Stage in Sacramento. You can see the reading here.
  • LeVar Burton reads my story, “The Cell Phones,” for his podcast series, LeVar Burton Reads. You can listen to the story here.