Rat Fink

“My brother Mark is the essence of juvey cool, hair slicked back in a perfect duck’s ass, white T-shirt with a pack of Camels rolled up in one sleeve, Levis like the skin he was born in, pointy-toed shoes that the Mexican kids call cockroach killers…”

Selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction.  Read at Lunch Ticket.


“I hate paper. Try to pass me a printout and I will put up my hands and back away. Give me a piece of mail and I will shred it. My favorite night is Thursday because that’s when we bag up all the paper and put it out for recycling. If a piece of paper lingers where I can see it, I get angry. Ban it or burn it, just get it away from me…”

Published in Catapult, and selected as Finalist for Penelope Niven Prize in Creative Nonfiction