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WRITING PORTFOLIO

SAFETY TOWN, GUERNICA

June 2022

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

April 2022

We knew the murderer/squatter Jamison Bachman as a nighttime terror named Jammie.

WHAT'S UP WITH TAYLOR SWIFT FANS AND COWBOY HATS?, VICE

February 2024

Somehow, the cowboy hat became the go-to piece of merch for Taylor Swift fans. It adds up... only slightly.

NORMAL FEET, THE BOILER

October 2022

Aiyana, who had long narrow toes, hated feet even more than I did. 2022 Pushcart Nomination.

THE MURALIST, THE RUMPUS

February 2023

The thing about living with my ex’s mural of his own ex about two hundred feet from my apartment was that I loved it.

SMART PIGS, NASHVILLE REVIEW

April 2021

First we are dogs, and then we are pigs, and then we are ourselves.

FINDING ROOMMATES ONLINE REQUIRES LUCK, SKILL, AND HUMILITY, GAWKER

July 2023

Reactivating your Facebook and other terrors.

REVIEW PARIS IS A PARTY, PARIS IS A GHOST, CLEVELAND REVIEW OF BOOKS

2021

Review of a debut novel by David Hoon Kim.

SPLITS, DIAGRAM

2022

Spending what culminates to hours, maybe days of my life trying to get one leg forward and the other backward.

SEMI-ALLIGATOR, THE JOURNAL

2022

I could afford an alligator right now if I wanted.

Read in print

AGAINST NICE THINGS, CHANNEL VOID

February 2024

How the slow fashion movement gets misused

UNREAL HOUSEWIVES IN “TRUE STORY: WHAT REALITY TV SAYS ABOUT US,” CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS

February 2022

Refreshingly, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann isn’t interested in asking whether or not reality TV is “really real.”

NORTH POLE, SPECULATIVE NONFICTION

May 2021

Get a time zone, North Pole!

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