Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Fiction

Island of Point Nemo

Dec, 19 2017 | no responses

When they are not deciphering multilingual codes, interviewing suspects, competing with Inspector Scummington, and stumbling over corpses, they are surviving catastrophe aboard an “elegant cigar” shaped airship, braving rough passages in rowboats, steamships and schooners, and dodging bullets, tumbling animals, and an infamous killer known as the Noh Straddler as they ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Night Runner

Dec, 12 2017 | no responses

The girls mimicked his voice when he spoke, squeaking at him in high-pitched, nasal tones. They flicked things at him: not only chalk, but bits of spit-sodden paper, corn kernels, bobby pins, and flaky, greenish balls made of snot. Once, after he’d handed back a set of exercises, Roda Kudondo sauntered up to his desk and shoved her notebook in his face, mumbling in a slurred mishmash she intended as an imitation of his Texas drawl. The class exploded in laughter, and Aaron, not understanding, ordered her back to her seat.

Red Shoes for Rachel: Three Novellas

Nov, 30 2017 | no responses

For Sarah, the past, present and future bond into a formidable wall of fear and dread. Her present physical security can’t dispel her inner exile.

Island Rule

Nov, 17 2017 | no responses

My mother’s house was built into the side of the volcano, where it was green and too thick to take anything but the machete-cut paths. We were field-workers. That is, until the men in uniform came.

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Oct, 27 2017 | no responses

The “peace” to which Helen constantly refers is a condition of isolation, complacency, and self-satisfaction. And it takes the violent “disruption” of her brother’s suicide for her to recognize her own solipsism.

In the Woods of Memory

Aug, 17 2017 | no responses

This layered, textured novel throws into stark relief the interconnections between experience and memory, and the enduring nature of trauma.

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