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Short Fiction

Halfway to Asheville 3Below is a short sampling of my work that I’d love to share with you. Click on the title of any of the stories you wish to read, pour yourself a cup of coffee, curl up on a chair with your favorite four-legger, and enjoy.



A tale about learning to move on after the loss of a cherished companion, this story won first place in the American Kennel Club’s 25th Annual Fiction Competition and appeared in the July/Aug 2012 issue of Family Dog Magazine. This story was also nominated for the Dog Writers Association of America’s 2012 Maxwell Medallion in the category of “Poetry, Short Fiction.”


“A Brief Affair”

A story about the trials and joys of being a foster “parent,” this piece won second place in the American Kennel Club’s 23nd Annual Fiction Competition in 2010 and later appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine.


“The Lead”

A tale of how the tears of yesterday often pave the way for the promise of tomorrow, this story placed second in the American Kennel Club’s 22nd Annual Fiction Competition in 2009. The above version is a slightly edited version of the original.