The Dilemma of Purpose | A Short Story
“Ahhh, the dilemma of purpose. Some walk through life never giving it a thought. Some live life as a cliffhanger. Some, like you, never quite know.”
My Forever Love | A Short Story
Mysterious and beautiful. A place to escape. A place alive at night with numb, wandering souls. A place for us, my forever love.
White Coats | A Short Story
It was Saturday when I set the explosives. The men in the white coats, they’ve been watching me.
Andromeda’s Lament | A Poem
Andromeda, the chained woman, screams to the heavens.
The Cufflinks | A Short Story
Slowly and with much bodily protest, Eleanore stooped to pick up the silver cufflinks, turning them in her palm. They had been a gift to her first husband.
A Murder of Crows | A Short Story
As her eyes opened, the crows landed around her in a circle. They laid for her nuts and seeds and then, hopping, the murder of crows led her back to her home, now barren.
The Imperfect Self | Short Story
She squats and unzips it. That is when I tumble out. Unkempt. My imperfect self. She crawls in, the perfect me, the one I save to show the world.
The Tango | A Short Story
His arm cradled my back, the rough of his chin pressed against my temple. The tango was slow, my feet tracing the wood as this man moved me.
The Cult of Cait | A Short Story
I was dozing when she knocked on my door. The sun had long set, and I should have been looking into my dreams, but I was waiting for her.
The Community | A Short Story
A white van with the logo on the side, three orange circles stacked inside each other; the child, the mother, and the Community.
I am currently unagented. The following are pitches for works in progress
The Mourning Rose
Middle Grade Fiction, High Fantasy
Thirteen-year-old Ellie’s dreams are dangerously real. When Ellie’s dream world invades reality, her mother is kidnapped by The Mourning Rose, a pirate who sails between worlds. Determined to rescue her mother, Ellie enlists the help of her emotionally distant father and her ancient talking cat, Sphinx. Catapulted into a dark world, Ellie must sacrifice her own freedom to save her mother, bringing light to a powerful family secret.
Alice and Henri
Alice doesn’t like art, but when a painted rabbit leaps from a museum canvas, Alice has no choice but to follow the rabbit into the world and art of Henri Rouseau. Together, Alice and Henri chase the rabbit from the landscapes of France into Roussau’s rich jungles. Alice discovers art is more than paint on canvas and museums have hidden secrets, but how will Alice find her way home?