Short Prose

SELECTED FICTION AND NONFICTION (Recent)

The Men on the Fence” —short story— in: TriQuarterly
* nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Animal Puzzle” (print only) —short story— in: Denver Quarterly
* nominated for a Pushcart Prize

The Brazilian Lover” (print only) —short story— in: Fiction International

The Empty Space in Front of Your Hand” —creative nonfiction— in: Green Mountains Review

The Last Gift” —creative nonfiction— in: Tin House (The Open Bar)

The Cost of Living” —flash fiction— in: The Rupture (The Collagist), 2019

Dawn” (print only)  —flash fiction— in: Mid-American Review
* finalist for the Fineline Competition

“New Leader” —flash fiction— in: Cheap Pop
* Selected for the Wigleaf Top 50

Walls”  —flash fiction— in: Electric Literature
* longlisted for The Wigleaf Top 50

Clean Hands”  —flash fiction— in: Monkey Bicycle
* nominated for Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net
* longlisted for The Wigleaf Top 50

Playground”  —flash fiction— in: Bat City Review
* runner up in the short prose contest judged by Ben Fountain

Woman of the Century”  —flash fiction— in: matchbook
* nominated for a Pushcart Prize and The Best Small Fictions

Speaking of Ovid”  —flash fiction— in: Connotation Press
* nominated for Best of the Net

Breathlessness”  —micro fiction— in: Moon Park Review
* selected for the Best Microfiction anthology and nominated for Best of the Net



PUBLISHED SHORT PROSE, per year, all genres

2019

Forthcoming

  • “Of Lace and Limitations” (print only) —short story— in: Prairie Schooner, 2019
  • “Retracing” — flash fiction, Special Feature “Place”— in: NFFR, 2019

Published

  • The Cost of Living” —flash fiction— in: The Rupture (The Collagist), 2019
  • Gado Gado” —short story— in: JMWW, 2019
  • The Hall of Mirrors at Dusk” (print only) —flash fiction— in: PopShot, 2019
  • 5 micros (print only) in: Elm Leaves Journal, the Blackout Edition.
  • Dance Partners” —flash fiction— in: Pidgeonholes, 2019
  • Overdue Elegy” —creative nonfiction— in: Bending Genres, 2019
  • Musical Chairs” (print only) —micro fiction— in: Blink Ink /  Kitty Wang chap book, 2019
  • Double Life” —flash fiction— in: Connotation Press, 2019
  • Forest of Friends” —flash fiction— in: Ghost Parachute, 2019
  • Delusion” —flash fiction— in: Poetry Bay, 2019
  • Swan Lake“(reprint) — flash fiction— in: NFFR, 2019
  • Looking for a Place to Die” — micro fiction — in: Atlas and Alice, 2019

2018

  • The Brazilian Lover” (print only) —short story— in: Fiction International, 2018
  • New Leader” —micro fiction— in: Cheap Pop, 2018
    * Selected for the Wigleaf Top 50
  • Clean Hands”  —flash fiction— in: Monkey Bicycle, 2018
    * nominated for Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net
  • Breathlessness”  —micro fiction— in: Moon Park Review, 2018
    * selected for the Best Microfiction anthology and nominated for Best of the Net
  • Limbo Land” —flash fiction— in: Lost Balloon, 2018
    * longlisted for The Wigleaf Top 50
  • “Field Trip” and “Tabula Rasa” (print only)  —micro fiction— in: Blink Ink, 2018
    * “Tabula Rasa” was nominated for Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, and a Pushcart Prize.
  • Growing Pains” —flash fiction— in: The Sunlight Press, 2018
    * nominated for Best Small Fictions
  • The next” —flash fiction— in: Jellyfish Review, 2018
  • “Dutch Neighbors” and “Battle of Brushes” and “Lost and Found” —flash fiction— in: Atticus Review, 2018
    * “Lost and Found” was nominated for Best Microfiction
  • Amsterdam (online and print) —7 micros/1 short story— in: Heavy Feather Review, Vol 7, 2018
  • Inner Thief” —flash fiction— in: FlashBack Fiction, 2018
  • Flynn, Fate, and The Friendly Stranger” —flash fiction— in: Spelk, 2018
  • A Tasting of European Chefs” (print only) —flash fiction— in: RipeningNational Flash Fiction Anthology, 2018
  • How to Kill Your Grandmother” (print only) —flash fiction— in: Flash: the short-short story magazine, Vol 10, Nr 2, 2017 (2018)
  • Matter of Time”  —micro fiction— in: New Flash Fiction Review, 2018
  • Four Stories” —micro and flash fiction— in Flash Boulevard.
  •  Interview with Michelle Elvy in NFFR, 2018
  • New Micro-Norton Anthology“—review—in: Gravel, 2018
  • Nothing Short Of” —review— in: JMWW, 2018

2017

2016

  • Animal Puzzle” (print only)—short story—in: Denver Quarterly, Vol 50, Nr 4, 2016
    * nominated for a Pushcart Prize
  • Walls”  —flash fiction— in: Electric Literature (Okey-Panky), 2016
    * longlisted for The Wigleaf Top 50
  • The Empty Space in Front of Your Hand” in: Green Mountains Review, 2016
  • The Last Gift” —creative nonfiction— in: Tin House (The Open Bar), 2016
  • Playing the sports fan” —creative nonfiction— in: Prairie Schooner, 2016
  • Copycat”  —flash fiction— in: SmokeLong Quarterly2016
  • Woman of the Week”  —flash fiction— in: matchbook2016
    * republished in the anthology WAVES: A Confluence of Women’s Voices, 2018
  • Surfacing” (print only)—short story—in: FOLIO, Vol 31, 2016
  • The Alps in Fall Time”—short story—in: Mikrokosmos Literary Journal, 2016
  • The Writer and Her Time” —creative nonfiction— in: Fiction Southeast, 2016
  • Fraying” —creative nonfiction— in: Atticus Review, 2016
  • “Back to Back” —creative nonfiction— in: Word Riot, 2016 (now defunct), re-published in Flash Boulevard.
    * republished in the anthology WAVES: A Confluence of Women’s Voices, 2018
  • Fistfuls”  —flash fiction— in: Superstition Review, Issue 17, 2016
    * with a podcast on writing this story
  • Brunch”  —flash fiction— in: Jellyfish Review, 2016
  • “Snails and Oysters”  —flash fiction— in: Hermeneutic Chaos, 2015 (now defunct), re-published in Flash Boulevard.
     * nominated for The Best Small Fictions
  • “The Path to the Future”  —flash fiction— in: Pinball, 2016 (now defunct)
  • The Efficient Lover”  —micro fiction— in: Knee-Jerk2016
  • Locked In, Locked Out”  —flash fiction— in: Vending Machine Press, 2016
  • Message from the Forest”  —flash fiction— in: Litro UK, 2016
  • The World on Fire”  —micro fiction— in: Crack the Spine, 2016
     * selected for Best of print anthology, Vol XIV
  • Earthquake”  —micro fiction— in: Unbroken, 2016
  • Flash Addiction” —blog column— in: SmokeLong Quarterly, 2016
  • Condensed to Flash: World Classics” —review— in: JMWW, 2016

2015 

  • The Mindreader”  —flash fiction— in: Hobart, 2015
    * my first publication in English
  • Her Face in the Glass” (print only)  —flash fiction— in: Flash: the short-short story magazine, Vol 8, Nr 2, 2015
  • The Hunter at the End of the Day”  —flash fiction— in: Hobart, Erotica Special, 2015
  • Ham&Cheese” +“Divorced and in Love”  —micro fiction— in: Literary Orphans, 2015
  • A Ball is a Ball”  —micro fiction— in: Minor Literature[s],  2015
  • An Interesting Case”  —flash fiction— in: Toasted Cheese, 2015
  • Dimensions”  —creative nonfiction— in: The Missing Slate, 2015
    * republished in the anthology WAVES: A Confluence of Women’s Voices, 2018
  • Baseball & Wine”  —micro fiction— in: Pidgeonholes,  2015
  • The Realist”  —micro fiction— in: Boston Literary, 2015


PUBLICATIONS in DUTCH and TRANSLATIONS
(before 2015)

  • “Hoe de muur onder mijn hand verkruimelde” (short story) in:
    25 under 35, stories by young & promising Dutch and Flemish authors,
    an anthology edited by Said El Haji & Annelies Verbeke.
  • “Beauté” (essay) and “Amour” (short story) in French translation in: Deshima
    Available in PDF: “Beauté” and “Amour
  • “De Gang van Zaken” (short story) in: Deus Ex Machina
  • “Hôtel Lutetia” (essay) in: En Route. Available in PDF: Hôtel Lutetia
  • “Het allerliefste Hoofd” (short story) in the anthology: Fasten Your Seat Belt.
  • “Een leven zonder klok” (essay) in: Flow. PDF: Een leven zonder klok
  • “De dood als zelfbehoud” (essay) in: HP De Tijd. PDF: De dood als zelfbehoud
  • Dromen van surrealisme (essay) in: Filosofie Magazine. PDF: Dromen van Surrealisme
  • “Wat ik mis, creëer ik” (interview with French singer-songwriter Thomas Boulard) in: WahWah
  • “Eliott Smith” (essay) in: WahWah, special edition Groeten van Rottumerplaat
    an anthology edited by Joost Zwagerman
  • “De vermenigvuldiging van Valerie” (short story) in: De Verleiding
    an anthology edited by Susan Smit and Siska Mulder
  • “Wachten op Gregor” (short story) in: Durante
  • Regular column in: Bureau de Helling (an exchange with politician Hagar Roijackers)
  • Flash essays in: Filosofie Kalender. Available here and here.
  • Columns and articles in: local and national newspapers