Game Snapshots

MFA Thesis. Horror point-and-click branching narrative

  • Three major storylines each with complex, variable-driven dialogue trees. Nine endings total dependent on choice
  • Over 25,000 words long
  • Writing, art, music, and Ren’Py programming all done independently
Game: simulation-style

Minigame: food simulation, satire

  • 31 levels of sandwich assembling with interactive image buttons, sounds, and animation
  • Writing, art, music, and Ren’Py programming all done independently

Work in Literary Magazines and Anthologies

Bagel’s Blessing

  • Feel good ghost story
  • A woman is haunted by her deceased cat
  • Published in The Hallowzine on page 121

Clock Rate 93.75

AITA, The Disappointed Housewife (nonfiction/fiction) — essay in the form of Reddit posts -Pushcart nominated (June 2021)

Story Patch, On the Run (magical realism)— a story is harvested from a graveyard (January 2021)

Lab Rats, Ghost City Review — a micro-chapbook about OCD and mice (forthcoming Summer 2022)

When ghosts are silent, Jeopardy (literary nonfiction) — essay about writing stories (March 2021)

From Dad, Infinity’s Kitchen (blackout poetry) — video set to music (starts at 19:30) (September 2021)

The oil and gas industry wrote this, Sheepshead — PowerPoint poem set to piano (April 2022)

I was 26, Sheepshead — poetry video about OCD and driving (April 2022)

Metamorphosis, Sheepshead — choose-you-own-adventure style love poem made with Twine (April 2022)

Barkin’ Up The Right Tree, Dark Recesses (humor) — satire food review about a diner serving meat from trees (Vol. 6 – Issue 15, April 2022) (available for purchase)

The Great Tomato Bisque Adventure, It’s Time to Snuggle Up (children’s adventure) — Ace pilot Lady and her co-pilot dog, Cosmo, encounter a parmesan storm while flying a biplane (2021) (available for purchase)

Lawn and Ornament, Sci-fi Lampoon (humor) — detectives investigate a garden gnome smashing (available for purchase)

Pushing up Daisies, 100 Ways to Die (horror)— a drabble about internal vines (available for purchase)

Plutonic Burgeoning, The Deep (horror) — a drabble about interdimensional whales (available for purchase)

Self-Published Work

Short Stand Alone Fiction

The fairy with a plastic wand (Mar. 30, 2020)

Speak Easy to the New Decade (Jan. 1, 2020)

Tales Of Hemlock Series

The Heavens As My Witness– (Sep. 2019) It was a perfectly pleasant day in the park. Except for the body, that is.

Fresh Bite: Part 1 and Part 2– (Aug. 2019) A group of delinquent, homeless trolls get into trouble. What more could you ask for?

Camp Dearly Departed – (July 2019) Taxidermy and necromancy: a match made in…somewhere

Begonia– (June 2019) In a hole in the ground was a halfling. She wasn’t in a nasty, dirty, wet hole; it was an eco-pod and that meant the latest in green-architecture.

The Park Worker– (May 2019) Lemming Park’s golem appears to be the perfect employee, but is there more going on behind its hollow eyes?

The Dive– (Apr. 2019) Selkie stories never seem to end right, do they?

The Gamble– (Mar. 2019) Meet Renny O’Reilly: a leprechaun addicted to gambling

Valentine– (Feb. 2019) Love bites!

The Meeting– (Jan. 2019) How does a minotaur handle Narcotics Anonymous? About as well as a China shop

The Dog: Part 1 and Part 2– (Dec. 2018) Christmas? Dogs? A hint of dark magic? What’s not to like? Retail, unfortunately

Unwelcome Interview– (Nov. 2018) A bunch of dwarves talking about the Vietnam war over coffee

The Corn Maze– (Oct. 2018) a spooked, scared skeleton just trying her best


Hey White Americans Part I (June 2nd, 2020) and Part II (June 11, 2020)

One Handful at a Time: Reflections on Daily Writing (May 2, 2020)

What to do when the sky is falling (Mar. 4, 2020)

When it’s Okay for Dreams to Die: A Journey through “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Dec. 26, 2019)

How to Wreck Your Life: DIY Toxic Cesspool (Aug. 1, 2019)

Be Unproductive: Taking a Hard Corner After Burnout (July 31, 2019)

Wave Hello to my Inner Impostor (June 29, 2019)

The Unlikely Relationship Between Perfectionism and Procrastination (Apr. 28, 2019)

Setting the Bar Low: How to Make Lifelong Goals You Might Actually Accomplish (Mar. 1, 2019)

Taking a Break From Doing What You Love (Feb. 1, 2019)

Checkpoints and Where We Went Wrong (Nov. 17, 2018)