On a day when the United States announces it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Tuck Magazine posted my essay on an ancient tunnel under the city. Attributed to King Hezekiah in the Bible, the tunnel may have inspired stories of “forts” and “underground passages” in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. LINK
Tuck Magazine, whose editor is Michael Organ, posted my essay “Confederate Statues.” Apart from those at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville has five remarkable bronze statues, some of which will be removed for political reasons. LINK
As its flash of the month for October, the British website The Word Factory posted my flash fiction “Ballet of the Discalced Carmelites,” dancing nuns. LINK
Coldnoon, a print and online magazine from Jindal Global University, Delhi, posted my travel fiction “Ipsilla,” from a series of imaginary cities. In Ipsilla, women hold the reins of power. LINK
Moonchild Magazine in its first issue published my flash fiction “Erlenmeyer Flask.” While performing a titration in the chemistry lab, Mona gets dumped. LINK
Porridge Magazine posted my sketch “The Church on the Hill,” from a series on the Belmont neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA. LINK
The premiere issue of Green Light Journal includes my flash fiction “The Lampshade.” Nora, who first appeared in “The Jaunty Hat” in July 2016 in Origami Journal, notices a stain on a lampshade in her apartment. Wondering what to do about it becomes a crisis. LINK
Queen Mob’s Tea House posted my fiction “We Want It All” under the tab Misfit Docs. LINK A little magazine with a big appetite.
Porridge Magazine in Cambridge, England, posted my essay “What Jesus Wrote.” LINK
The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles quote the words of Jesus, but they are written in Greek, and Jesus spoke Aramaic. Scholars have long suspected that the writers of these books used a source called Q of Jesus’s sayings. I argue that Q may be a Greek translation of an Aramaic text written by Jesus or his followers.
The Indian magazine Coldnoon posted my fiction “Stonestz,” from the series of imaginary cities. LINK