Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Fiction
2017
The Architect
Jesús Saved Us
After Melina
Letting Loose the Reins
Anna’s Blanket
Going South
Go Fish
2016
When, Not If
Signs Frank Missed
So Much Water
The Dream House
This Place We’ve Never Been
Life, After Death
Rhonda’s Fitbit Field Notes
A Song Like Aguanile
Rebellion
Standstill
2015
Dear Quiche, I’d Like an Apology
Finding Clothes
Tulips
Driving Under the Influence
Heroes on the Ceiling
Imperfect Place
Ferry Findings
In Her Dreams
Your Charms and Everything Beside
Meat
Boxcar
2014
Plenty of Air
What Would Tami Do?
Papier-Mâché
The Cradle of Civilization
Friction
Swimming
Bambino
Father’s Day Favorites
After Europe
Mountain
Winged Petasos
The Kismet of Mumtaz
Shopping Cart
2013
Forward
Homecoming
Love and Punishment at the Clerk of the County Courts Office
The Moodie-Traill Correspondence
Cupcakes in Wonderland
Trash/Treasure
It’s a Pleasure
The Blue Bird
Incarnation
Assorted
Safety Net
Simple Addition
Morning Star
Quantum
Bloom
All My Wrongs
Blood Stories
34 Minutes
Sympathetic Creatures
2012
A Winding Silver Path
Cat’s Eye
Spring Break
Dégagé
Francesca
Kmart
The New Country
The Trunk
My Word
Hungry to Eat
Lullaby
Unleashed
Flight
The Drop
Your Mother’s Boy
2011
Eight Women Out
Name Finding
Keeping Track of Insects
A Soft Wife
Astrid
Going Somewhere
No Thank You
Haunting the Alley
Playing Cicada
Fisher
My Other Mother is a Ferrari
The Kiss
Live Another Year
Creosote Women
Learning the Language
Under the Oak
2010
Kiddie Pool
Tsantsa
Letter to John, Dispatcher, California Highway Patrol
Birthday Gifts
Fault Lines
Now, Virginia
Falling to Earth
Christmas in Phuket
There Are No Blue Foods in Nature
Sand Hills
Hairpin
Compatible with Life
Gigi Hartzheim’s College Application Personal Statement
Green
David
Allison Trainor is Talking to Strangers, 23 minutes ago
Tegucigalpa
2009
Falling From Ridge Street
O Canada
Choked
The Running
Places to See in Your Lifetime
My Address
He Waits Helplessly
Seedling
Attic City and Points South
Kicky Feet
Storm
Golden
Close to the Air
I Know a Place in South Dakota Where I Can Bury Your Body
Tom
Worth
2008
Spin
The Swimming Pool and the Sea
At Second Sight
Measuring Rain
Grace
Lost Again
My Mother Looks Like Sylvia Plath
Crossing
Like Water Spilling Through Her Fingers
Emily, Leaving
Condensation Hearts
The Mattress King
You’re Next
Broken Mug
What She Needs
Garage Sale
Bubbles
A Thistle Harvest
I Am Mommy
Alpha Mom
Left Side
2007
An Outing for Betty
Ride the Tortoise
First Stop
The Rain
Bundle of Love
Slipping
The Season of Tiny Yellow Leaves
Hope
Meiosis
Blue
Winning My Peace
The Memo
The Journey Home
Stillness
Epiphany
There He Is
The Lesson
Sand in her Shoes
I Try to Behave Myself
Family Vacation
Prom Night
Take Care
Hearing Is Believing
Not His Ordinary Children
Village Market
Catalog
The Four Questions
Your Mama’s a Llama
Civil Ceremonies
How to Be a Stepmother
The New American Family Cookbook
Caring for Lily
The Way Houdini Died
Au Pair in Alabama, or The Legend of the Dog-Killer
You Are Here
2006
50/50
She Makes A Small Sound
The Contents of His Pocket
Apparent Suicide: A Postpartum Fairy Tale
Fingerprints
Milk
Perilous
Skin the Color of Canned Peaches
Bathroom Floor
The Velocity of Babies
Tight Jeans
Conversation & Park
If I Were
Alice
Model Mother
Open Adoption
Excerpt from Paris Smells Like Rotten Eggs
Pointed Lessons
Plumbing Problems: A Love Story
Sluggers
Mom vs. Black Death
The Cost of Living
Holiday
Tasseomancy
The Children’s Park
Don’t
The Ballet Recital
Postpartum Exile
The Assembly of Godwomen
Tough Love
Between
The Creature Feature
2005
A Long Time
Home, I Hope
Lenny, My Poet, and I
Erev Mother’s Day
The Lion in the Garden
San Andreas
The Hero of Queens Boulevard
Embarrassment of Riches
Day Care Lady
Let Down
Boomerang
The Bread Man
LIVE PURE, LIVE TRUE
Past the Bone
Child Protection
Bless the Child
Snake Eyes
Mitzraim (Means Tight Spaces, the Rabbi Said)
Sun Salute
Baby Girl Adams
The Could Have Bin
Delicate Impressions
We Danced Without Strings
Transition
Me, You, and Eve
In the Herd of the Elephants
What Kind of Mother
The Soccer Banner
2004
Behind the Pretty Pictures
Mrs. Allendale
A Brief Visit
Alone With Cooper
Morning Sickness
Live Band
Reclamation
The River
Keeping House
Urges
The Dogs of Sayulita
Intimate Landscape
Knife Trick
The Superstitious Route
Diapers, Dishes, and Demons
Memphis, Tennessee
Stay With Me
Bloodlines
Eleven
How to Give Birth
Oh Please, Stay!
Getting a Girl
Dad, In Red
Wild, Wild Horses
Body Language
Four
Gullwing
The Pirate Queen
To See the World in a Grain of Sand
Finding the Way
Call Your Mother
Surrounded by Crazies
Grounding
The Drift
The Drift, Part II
Effects
What’s Coming to You
The Girl at the Side of the Road
Chocolate
Withstanding
Baby Talk
2003
Hiding Out
Gan
Union
Union, Part ll
The Habits of Her Face
Two Excerpts From BY HEART
Camping
Eyes in the Back of Her Head
Abandoning Nature
Not Deer This Time: A Story in 3 Voices
Ordinary Time