The Woman Next Door
"I don't leave the house, except for Sundays, of course, but church is God's house, so it doesn't count as getting away. Father told the school he decided to homeschool me, and even though there were only three weeks until the end of the year, no one in the office raised question or complaint. They are used to things like this from my family, and from the others who attended my church's school through eighth grade."
genre :: short story
Review of Mother and Child, by Carole Maso
This book review of Carole Maso's Mother and Child was published by The Collagist in February of 2013. It looks at a new novel by one of my favorite authors and explores Maso's representation of the parent-child relationship.
genre :: book review
This Modern Writer: How to Write a Reading Passage for a Standardized Test
This guest blog post was written at the request of Roxane Gay, the editor of PANK. It is a how-to piece detailing, from my point of view, how one writes reading passages for standardized tests. It touches on many of the difficulties involved in this type of writing in a light and humorous manner.
genre :: blog post