Currently put forth by Mystery Weekly for consideration in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories 2017.
Rather than fix his house, pay for his child's schooling, or use the money responsibly, a man decides to spend his inheritance on a Marc Chagall painting for his wife.
June's mother is getting married and there's nothing June can do about it. Trapped with a sort-of friend and unwanted family-to-be at their lakeside cottage in the Kawarthas, counting down the days to the wedding, June searches desperately for a way to make the world -- and her life -- stand still.
The questioning years later of a former-Northern-Irish-militant-turned-politician throws one man's life into a tailspin when he's forced to reflect on his mother's murder years earlier.
3 at The Rusty Toque
Honourable mention in the 2014 Rusty Toque Chapbook contest. This chapbook is still currently unpublished and available to interested publishers. Contains three short stories.
Snapshots of Joaquin's birthday as his mother, Ana, makes cupcakes for him to bring into class.
Almost award winning! First runner-up in the 2013 Thomas Morton Fiction Competition
Marianne leads Jools on a chase through Central America to the point where the birdsong changes.
Jamie deals with the loss of his infant son in a not very productive manner.
Pregnancy Scare at red kitty webzine
1980s. Oklahoma. A drive to the laundromat in a pick-up with a baby on her lap.
She has to leave her house, but not without a fight.
Abesha at Sterling Magazine
A story in Ethiopia. Can you be an abesha when you are also a ferenj?
Ginny loves Bruce. Bruce loves his estranged wife. This is the life of a high school mathematics teacher in rural Nova Scotia.
Seventeen Things at Chrysalis Zine
For the issue Movement: A list of seventeen things that Maria thinks about on the bus.
The party Alex hosts a party for his wife Susannah's birthday is not as generous a gesture as it may initially seem.
Deep in the heart of Ontario cottage country, Izza Ingram's biological family disintegrates when her parents become trapped in a moment Izza can barely remember. Lost to their parents, she and her sister Paulie form an unlikely family unit under the guidance of their parents' friend Doug. In this trio of their own making, Izza, Paulie, and Doug try to navigate the differences between the families we are born into versus the families we choose.
Once a jet-setting photographer/journalist pair, Paul and Conor have now settled down to a routine existence in the suburbs of Montreal. Then Conor discovers a secret about Paul's wife, a refugee they helped escape the Rwandan genocide. What do you do when that which you know you don't actually know at all?