The Man Who Wouldn’t Leave The Park in The Puritan:
“Do you want to make plans now?” Jacob said, in the kitchen, his shirt buttoned up and tucked into his pants, all ready for work. Relationships are about making plans together for the future.
The First Stage of Our Loss Paralysis Mitigation Program in Canadian Art (Winter 2017):
Large-scale Events are on the rise, and if you haven’t lost a Friend already, you should expect to. If you’ve already lost a Friend, you should expect to lose more.
Two Pinecones in Koffler.Digital:
“What if we moved to the Junction and we bought a stained glass chicken lamp in an antique store with the money from our marketing jobs and we liked it, we fucking loved life.”
Beaten and Fucked in The Gargoyle
Steal beg and borrow and get nowhere and no tomorrows and drive on burning wheels down a suicide road but fucking don’t, fucking don’t kill yourself, fucking instead of driving into the lake, reload and fire into the blue water, walk back to your car, through the wet grass, in your boots, stepping on your long laces, and sit behind the wheel and cry.
The Life You Want in The Fanzine:
Single women your age are cool as cucumbers despite everything we all hear and how they’re portrayed in movies and television. They drink, you drink, it doesn’t matter. Everyone can handle sex sober now, though people still like weed. No one is surprised to be asked out and hardly anyone is cruel or volatile. Every single person your age has had absolutely every weird edge smoothed off their personality.
A New Place in The Puritan:
I stood on my tiptoes and looked through the wire mesh and saw David sitting on the edge of a single bed. He was leaning forward and I could see the bumps of his vertebrae through his T-shirt. He was looking at his hands, which were folded in his lap. You know how there are like three actual people in the world.
Intensely Nervous People Can Be Boring, Too in The Puritan:
They meet the next day at a coffee shop. He comes in and she’s standing at the back of the café, waiting for two people to vacate their table. They leave, and she stands beside the empty table. He’s never been expressive and today is no exception. He greets her awkwardly. A part of her thinks this means he has integrity.
Everyone I Know in Joyland:
I’ll be thirty in six weeks, I’m still in Toronto, I’ve been working in restaurants since I was twenty-two and thought I would have moved to Europe by now, thought I was gonna move to New York, had this scholarship, I stayed for my boyfriend, thought we were gonna get married, have kids, he knew I wanted that from like the first year we were going out, and I stayed for him, and then he’s just playing video games in the living room not talking to me.
Why Do Guys Look At Porn? in Wigleaf:
Free of the didactic horseshit and the pressures of being around other people, his mood lifts and his mind is relaxed enough to form new associations between the information in the books he's read and the data he's receiving from his senses.
Sexual Solutions, Sexual Problems in Seneca Review 45/2:
i’m a virgin, i’m a short woman, i’m a fat boy, i’m a normal person in san francisco, is there anyone like me
"Brownstone", by Renata Adler, 1972 (Winner of the 1972 O. Henry Award) in Little Brother 3:
They’re both so good-looking it’s a little bit metaphysical. Reality is bent and the eye is drawn. The Jeff Daniels character has a square of toilet paper sticking out the waist of his black boot-cut jeans. He is wearing black leather boots. He is a genius. The Laura Linney character, who is your mother when she was younger, just after she had you, is a genius. She can say whatever she wants at any time, in the company of titans, scions, bank clerks, and her mother.
After the Trip in Little Brother 4:
The death of Ling’s mother took its toll on both of them. Life seemed different now. The world felt different. It felt like they would never again be able to start something new. They talked about children. Jonah cupped Ling’s belly in his hand. It was perfect. It was round, full. He knew he would never have a baby with anyone else. He would never find this again. If he was going to have a child in his lifetime, it would be with Ling. He’d never felt so sure about anything, he said, or so happy.
The Path to Matrimony in Slash Pine 2014 Writers Festival Anthology
The Program Era in Liver of Dixie anthology
Please Help Me in Hart House Review 2011
The Kid in Darling 3
Wilson Point in Fractured West 2
The Diviners, by Margaret Laurence, 1967 in Incongruous Quarterly
Buds in Incongruous Quarterly
My Dad Said I Should Keep In Touch With People in The Varsity
WAYN in The Varsity