“Edith Wharton and Dog Cemeteries," Litro Magazine, 29th Sept 2023. A search for permanence. 

"A Fabric of Memory," South Dakota Review, Vol. 57, No. 1 (January, 2023). An essay about scarves, color, memory, obsessions and loss. "As a child on Lake Superior where maples blew scarlet leaves into a blue October lake, I could never have conceived of a quest for something as insubstantial as color.” 

“Time Management,” Persimmon Tree,  Short Takes, Fall, 2017. Scroll down to 4th piece. 

“Hawaii,” Solstice Literary Magazine, Summer, 2017. An unlikely meeting, about grief, between an HVAC repairman,  the narrator and a cinnamon roll.

“The Long Shower," Persimmon Tree, Spring, 2017.  A mother has a good time scaring her daughter.

“Success,” SleetVol 8, 1, 2016. When does a mother consider her child a success? 

Any Friend of My Friend,” Smokelong Quarterly, April 20, 2015. Friend invites narrator to go to Turkey, but narrator imagines the worst with the psychologically sophisticated  cast of traveling characters. 

"Smoke and Mirrors,” Interview with Mardith Louisell, Smokelong Quarterly, June 22, 2-15

"Choice," "Day Planner," and “Generosity," Sleet, Vol 6, 1, 2013. 3 flash fictions, one about a food thief.

“Ghost,"  Sleet, "Sleet Eats,"Vol 5, 2.5, 2013. Flash fiction. Who’s in charge here?

“Strategic Allocation of Attention,Solstice Literary Magazine, Fall/Winter, 2013. "The social fabric was disintegrating - the young showed extreme cleavage at work, drove like maniacs and talked so fast you couldn’t understand them, while the old wore baggy jeans, drove when they couldn’t see, and complained in public about the young. Everyone was  putting their fingers in their mouths. Was it Michael Pollan’s fault?”  

“Peeling Potatoes,” Huffington Post, 5-19-13. Homage on Mother’s Day to my  mother and other mothers of the fifties and sixties. 

“Mahnmal,” Best Travel Writing, Travelers Tales, 2012. Essay on an Ipod walking tour through Gusen, a former Austrian concentration camp, now a middle-class housing development. Walking alone, one listens to interviews with camp survivors, guards, and former and current residents in Gusen. First published in Redwood Coast Review, Winter 2009, as “Echoes and Shadows, A Walking Tour through a Haunted Town in Austria”  (Scroll down.)

"Had They Learned about Jayne Mansfield?" Solstice Literary Magazine, Winter, 2011. A funny neurotic narrator laments the surge of movies about serial killers and wonders if the trend is connected with the  fad for high-cost weddings. Why is everyone getting married when she hasn’t found love? 

“Arias,” R.KV.R.Y. Quarterly,, Spring, 2009. Excerpted from the memoir Between Me and My Sister: A Search for a Good Ending

“Big Basin or Two Reasons for Couples Therapy,” (scroll to p. 14). Minnesota Magazine, Jan.-Feb., 2009.  Or see Big Basin.  Reluctantly, a woman hikes in the winter rain with her boyfriend. “I was sure we needed therapy. Certainly I have faults – although not many – but the night before we left for a long weekend, I lay in bed concentrating on his. I didn’t know when, but sometime during our three-day weekend I knew he would give me the opportunity to point them out.”

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“China Wedding,” Globalhuman, 2012. Memoir. 

"4 Containments,” Hospital Drive, Univ. of Virginia School of Medicine, Winter, 2011. Four short shorts on illness and grief.

"Shadows,” Lady Jane’s Miscellany, Summer, 2010. A story about grief  - and searching for the perfect olive oil in Provence. 

“Toccata and Variations on Venice,” Italy, A Love Story, 2005, Ed. Camille CusumonoFirst published in The House on Via Gombito Street, Ed. Truesdale, C., and Sprengnether, M., New Rivers Press, 1990.

“Conviction,” “Self-Improvement,” and “The Geographical Cure,” Crossborder Journal, Fall, 2015

"Fierce Detachment, Profile of Vivian Gornick," Bloomsbury Review, 2003.

"Curling and Uncurling," Libido, Winter, 1994.

"Serenade for Female with Fantasies,"  Best American Erotica, Ed. S. Bright, Macmillan, 1993.