Short Fiction

Suicide Woods – McSweeney’s, Winter 2013/14

Excerpt from RED MOON – Esquire, May 2013

The Dummy – Cemetery Dance, Issue 70, May 2013

GravityEsquire, June 2012

Wanting Only To Be Gone - The Normal School, Fall 2011

Writs of PossessionVirginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2011

The Rubberband Gun - The Iowa Review, Fall 2010

The Roof PeopleWorld Literature Today, guest-edited by Alan Cheuse, September 2010

The Cold BoyGulf Coast, Winter/Spring 2011

The Locksmith (an excerpt from The Wilding, a novel) – Tin House, “Class in America” issue, Fall 2010

The Red BalloonPloughshares, Winter 2010-2011

Wanting Only to be GoneEsquire UK, October 2010

James Franco - Esquire, September 2010

The Neighborhood – The Drum (a literary magazine for your ears), Issue 2, June 2010

The SunderingFogged Clarity, June 2010

DogfightLos Angeles Review, Spring 2010

Who Is This Host Arrayed In White - Southern Indiana Review, Fall 2009

Heart of a BearOrion, March/April 2010

When the Bear CameHarvard Advocate, The Bestiary Issue, Winter 2010

The Long, Black CoatCemetery Dance, Issue #64, Winter 2009/10

The Rifle - Texas Review, Winter 2009/2010

The Mud ManThe Southern Review, Winter 2010

The Mud Man - Untitled Books (UK), Winter 2009

The TreeUniversity of Plymouth Press (UK), Fall 2009

The TreeEcotone, Fall 2009

TerminalNinth Letter, Fall/Winter 2009

RunThe L Magazine, Summer Fiction Issue, 2008

Somebody Is Going To Have to Pay For This - Barcelona Review, Issue 63, May 2008

April 20, 2008Esquire, May, 2008

The Long, Black Coat - Hobart, Fall 2007

The KillingSalt Hill Journal, Fall 2007

The WhisperCream City Review, Fall 2007

So Far From AnythingEsquire, October, 2007

When the Bear CameAmerican Short Fiction, Summer 2007

In the Rough - The Antioch Review, Summer 2007

The Caves in OregonGlimmer Train, Issue #64, Fall 2007

Dial ToneMissouri Review, Issue 30:2, Summer 2007

Somebody Is Going to Have to Pay for ThisThe Paris Review, Issue #180, Spring 2007

The Faulty Builder - ReDivider, Vol. 4, Issue# 2, Spring 2007

Obsidian Junior High — NovemberEsquire, February 2007

Where to BeginMinnesota Monthly, $1,000 winner of the Tamarack Award, March 2007

UnearthedRosebud, Issue #36, Summer 2006

The Hand Storyglossia, Issue #13, April 2006

Refresh, Refresh - The Paris Review, #175, Winter 2005

The Bearded Lady Says GoodnightSwink, Issue #3, Spring 2006

Winter’s TrappingsHayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 36, Spring/Summer 2005

The Iron MothGreensboro Review, Spring 2005

The Woods - AMAZING Stories, Issue #608, January 2005

The FuneralgoerCarve Magazine, January 2005

UnearthedSycamore Review, Winter/Spring 2005

BigfootingRosebud, Winter 2004/05

CrashWestern Humanities Review, Fall 2004

SwansIdaho Review, $1,000 Editor’s Prize, Volume VI, 2004

The WhaleThe Land-Grant College Review, Featured Author for March 2004

The Indian WayFrostProof Review, Inaugural Issue, Spring 2004

Zombies!Midnight Mind Magazine, Page-One Column, Spring 2004

Getting the Most Out of Your WeekendPindeldyboz, Fall 2003

The Worst University EverMidnight Mind Magazine, Page-One Column, Summer 2003

The Language of ElkGreensboro Review, Spring 2003

The WhaleFlorida Review, Spring 2003

FallingThe Chicago Tribune, $1,500 Nelson Algren Award, Sunday, October 27, 2002

Placeville - The Eternal Night, September 2002

What Would You Rather?Mississippi Review, “Ordinary Evil” Issue, Summer 2002