Short Stories & Anthology Publications




"Kim Story." Permafrost (forthcoming)

"The Living Cross." Goliad (forthcoming)

"Night Shift." The East Bay Review (forthcoming)

"Rodney's Ride." Positive Magnets Issue 2 (2016)

"Lil." [100 word story] (October 16, 2016)

"Three Conversations." Co-authored with Jacqueline Doyle. Jellyfish Review
(August 2, 2016)

"'Mid Life." Change Seven Issue 21 (March 2016) See March 2 blog for a link

“Night of the Virgin.” Co-authored with Jacqueline Doyle.
Timber, Volume 4 (2014)

“The River in My City.” Reprinted in NEW CALIFORNIA WRITING 2013 (Heyday)

“Walter Is Ugly!” Catamaran Literary Reader, Volume 1, Issue 4 (Fall 2013)

“Walter Knows a Girl.” Black Scat Review, Number 2, The Pleasure Issue (March 2013)

“A Triptych for Mercy.” PALABRA 8 (2012)

“Walter in Bandages.” elimae (July/August 2012)

“Allowance.” Reprinted in Paterson Literary Review 40 (2012-2013)

“I Did Something About It.” Faultline Volume 21 (Spring 2012)

“Kiki the Wonder Boy Marches Into Eternity.” Reprinted in Charlotte: A Journal of Literature and Art Issue I (Fall 2011)

“Bonnie’s Secret.” Fiction International 44 (2011)

“The River in My City.” PALABRA 7 (2011)

“Cholos in the Rain.” Blue Mesa Review Issue XXIV (Spring 2011)

“Kiki the Wonder Boy Marches Into Eternity.” Dark Sky Magazine Issue 06 (March 2011)

“Clownpants Molina.” Reprinted in SUDDEN FICTION LATINO (Norton, 2010)

“Another Sunday in Commerce.” Pacific REVIEW 2010

“The Visit.” Quercus Review, 10th Anniversary Edition (Summer 2010) Special Section – Without Camels: A Caravan of Latino Writing

“Chato’s Day.” Fiction No. 56 (Summer 2010)

“Allowance.” Suisun Valley Review, Featured Writer, with Interview Issue 27 (Spring 2010)

“Sticky Sheets Reyes.” PALABRA 5 (2009)

“Walter on The Esplanade.” Fiction International 42 (2009)

"Maria." Arroyo Literary Review (Spring 2009)

“The Genius.” PALABRA 4 (2008)

“The Margin King.” ZYZZYVA, Volume XXIV, Number 2 (Fall 2008)

“Pterodactyls in the Sky.” Watchword X (Spring 2008)

“Fellowship of Wheels.” Tattoo Highway 16 (2008)

“Clownpants Molina.” Reprinted in LATINOS IN LOTUSLAND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LITERATURE (Bilingual Press, 2008)

“Angelina the Angel Girl.” Paterson Literary Review 36 (2007)

“Cantinflas.” (Revised) Fiction International 40 (2007)

“Tony the Shadow Man.” Nerve Cowboy 23 (Spring 2007)

“Oscar the Rose Dude Explains His Mark.” Tattoo Highway 14 ( 2007)

“Clownpants Molina.” pacific REVIEW 2005 & 2006

“The Crazy One.” Fiction International 39 (2006)
-2006 Pushcart Nominee

“Fat John.” Illya’s Honey 12 (Fall/Winter 2006)

The Barbershop. Limited Edition. Chapbook. Sacramento, CA: Red Wing Press, 2003

“Hard Shoes.” Paterson Literary Review 34 (2005)

"Feeding the People." Fiction 18: 1 (2002)

"Cantinflas." Reprinted in FANTASMAS, Supernatural Stories by Mexican American Writers, Rob Johnson, Editor. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press (2001)

"The Summer of That Summer, a Simple Tale Featuring a '57 Chevy of Superfluous and Unnecessary Means." Fiction 16: 1 (2000)

"La Gloria Meets La Helen en la Marqueta and What Is Best Left Unsaid Is for You." Reprinted in Latino Heretics. Normal, IL: Fiction Collective II (1999)

"The Barbershop." Paterson Literary Review 28 (1999)

"La Gloria Meets La Helen en la Marqueta and What Is Best Left Unsaid Is for You." Fourteen Hills 5: 1 (1998)

"Cantinflas" and "Sleepover." RiverSedge 13: 1 (1998)

"Just Everything." Fiction 14: 2 (1997)

"The World Came Crashing Down On My Wife…" Fiction International 27 (1995)

"3 Commerce Shorts." Puerto del Sol 30: 1 (1995)

"A Commerce Story." Santa Monica Review 6: 2 (1994)

"Brief Short Story: My Belief in God." Santa Monica Review 6: 1 (1993)

"Diary of a Madman" (novella excerpt). New Chicana/​Chicano Writing 3 (1993)

"Wartime in Fresno." Fiction International 22 (1992)

"Harold, All American." Santa Monica Review 4: 2 (1992)

"White Monkey." The Bilingual Review 16: 1 (1991)

"The Lucky Guys Saga." Santa Monica Review 3: 2 (1991)

"Lying in Bed." The Americas Review 18: 1 (1990)

"Mine in a Nutshell." Puerto del Sol 24: 2 (1989)