The Landing: Welcome to Circular Staircase

Best of the Weirdest: We all need a little weird in our lives. Flash fiction (1000 words or less) is fun-size adventures. My short short stories lean towards horror, mystery, true crime-inspired thrillers, science fiction, and quirky romances. Each day, I write taking my readers on brief sojourns with lots of twists and turns. My most promising drafts land here. Enjoy the trip.

Recent Flash Fiction & Poetry

  • Kitten Tuesdays

    Once again, Harley, we are so sorry about this mixup. Dementors really pushed to go paperless, so all of Seven Rings of Hell had to do the Microsoft rollover over the summer but somehow all of the Teutonic demons never got the memo and now…” Nysroh trailed off shrugging his leathery wings trying to expressContinue reading “Kitten Tuesdays”


  • Held

    Held, beheld, belovedSquishy soft and warm in my fingersBrowsing the shelvesWith my hands and my eyesUntil I find the perfect skein Beheld, beloved, heldHours, days, weeksI carry my knitting with me alwaysStealing curls of time with my needles Beloved held beheldPicot edges frame your faceYour small arms reach outIn woolly sleeves to me Emptying drawersContinue reading “Held”


  • The Fortress

    Hold my handSnake your armWarm and firmAround my middleTuck your finger under my chinLifting up my head when it is downNever believe me when I say I’m fineBecause you know I’m fine meansI’m finally broken and empty and so very veryTired of being never enoughLook deep into my eyes again, againUntil I see me reflectedAndContinue reading “The Fortress”