Literary Happenings: New Short Story & Poem

I am excited about two recent publications!

Of Matches & Men (fiction)
My short story (4,500 words) was published in Issue 5 of Words Apart, a social-justice themed publication from Emerson College.

Leffler_-1968_WashingtonDC_MLK_riotsThursday, April 4, 1968. 7:05 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot in the neck as he stands on the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Thursday, April 4, 1968. 10:56 p.m. U Street, NW, Washington, DC.

A man standing in front of a drug store balls up a wad of paper.
He lights a match to the paper.
He throws it inside.

Thirty years later the fire was still burning and crackling through the air.

For Ángela, the young mother of an 11-year old boy, her only wish is to protect her son from that raging fire.

Read “Of Matches & Men” at Words Apart.

Untitled (queen) (poetry)
I published a poem in the fall issue of BlazeVOX.
Yippee! Read it here.

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