Short Stories

Each one of my short stories delves into a historic personage and how they might (or might not) confront their demons.

  • “Mr. Borden does not quite remem—” is a ghost story set in Lizzie Borden’s haunted home in Fall River, MA. “Mr. Borden” is available online thanks to Kings River Life and is also available via Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast.
  • “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending” explores the themes of fault, blame, and guilt (or lack of it) as they intersect with renowned Louisiana author Kate Chopin and her 1899 landmark novel The Awakening. “Kate Chopin” is available in FAULT LINES: STORIES BY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS.For a sensual montage of Kate Chopin images, follow my “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending” Pinterest page.
  • “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents” made her debut in ME TOO SHORT STORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY (Level Best Books, September 3, 2019). This short story is inspired by the ME TOO revelations of early 20th century beauty Evelyn Nesbit and present day actresses Ashley Judd, Lupita Nyong’o, and Reese Witherspoon.“Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents” graciously invites you to enjoy her Pinterest page.

More short stories to come! I also plan to post links to other historical short stories from my blog & Facebook page.