2021 Pushcart Nomination

Insect Music

I’ve been sleeping with my husband again, but last night I sneezed twice, and he shouted “Not good! Not good!” and rolled away. I left to sleep in the basement...

The Road Ahead

I took the ramp hard, swerved back and forth over the rumble strip as we exited the highway. Onward, a New York City reservoir on my right, down a steep embank...

The Big Stunt

My wife is threatening to make the jump on her 1982 Kawasaki. “You take it back,” she says. “Nope.” She revs the engine, sending our two little Pomera...

Heart-Shaped Box

We went to Wal-Mart, Rag Shop, Target, Phar-Mor. On school nights, Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons as the sun dipped toward dinnertime, we drove down U...