SAFETY TOWN, GUERNICA
My mom is a civil engineer named Fionnuala Quinn and she loves good road design.
THE INFAMOUS "WORST ROOMMATE EVER" WAS MY DAD'S CHILDHOOD NEMESIS, GAWKER
We knew the murderer/squatter Jamison Bachman as a nighttime terror named Jammie.
NORTH POLE, SPECULATIVE NONFICTION
Get a time zone, North Pole!
NORMAL FEET, THE BOILER
Aiyana, who had long narrow toes, hated feet even more than I did.
UNREAL HOUSEWIVES IN “TRUE STORY: WHAT REALITY TV SAYS ABOUT US,” CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS
Refreshingly, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann isn’t interested in asking whether or not reality TV is “really real.”
SMART PIGS, NASHVILLE REVIEW
First we are dogs, and then we are pigs, and then we are ourselves.
FINDING ROOMMATES ONLINE REQUIRES LUCK, SKILL, AND HUMILITY, GAWKER
Reactivating your Facebook and other terrors.
REVIEW PARIS IS A PARTY, PARIS IS A GHOST, CLEVELAND REVIEW OF BOOKS
Review of a debut novel by David Hoon Kim.
Spending what culminates to hours, maybe days of my life trying to get one leg forward and the other backward.
SEMI-ALLIGATOR, THE JOURNAL
I could afford an alligator right now if I wanted.
MERRITT ISLAND, WHURK MAGAZINE
The last dusky seaside sparrow disappeared three years before everyone agreed they weren’t coming back. Poem republished by the Science Museum of Virginia.