Flush Fiction
“Heads of the Line”
April 6, 2017
Flash Fiction / Memoir
“Each job had its own rhythm. Scrape, scrape, scrape. Thunk; thunk; thunk. It was such a persuasive rhythm that sometimes you even forgot that it was a part of the job…”
Word Riot
“Hyperbole by Ryan Parmenter”
November 15, 2014
Book Review
I Am Subject Stories: Women Awakening – Discovering Our Personal Truths
“On Writing My Memoir”
September 6, 2014
Essay in anthology by Diane DeBella
Back Hair Advocate
“A Fifty-Word Horror Story”
August 22, 2014
Micro-Fiction / Humor
“The zombies crashed into the house…”
Word Riot
“Heads of the Line”
July 15, 2014
Flash Fiction / Memoir
“Samantha stopped, her heart pounding, forgetting the frozen fish in her frozen fingers, its bloodline half-intact, not yet fully expunged by the metal scraper that continued to shoot cleansing water throughout the exposed belly…”

“Fog Line”
Every Writer’s Resource
June 13, 2014
Flash Fiction / Drama
“He raised his flashlight and looked her over, as they always did, comparing the image on the out-of-state license to the young woman in the rusty van that pre-dated her by a decade.”
“The Autocrat”
Flash Fiction Magazine
June 9, 2014
Flash Fiction / Drama
“He hacked. It was coming in gushes now, the blood in his sputum, the cureless calamity of his body and soul…”
“Funeral for Charlie” (Illustrated)
Story Shack Magazine
May 22, 2014
Flash Fiction / Humor
An illustrated version of my short-short “Funeral for Charlie” featuring artwork by illustrator Daniele Murtas.
Back Hair Advocate
“Baby and Me”
May 22, 2014
Flash Fiction / Humor
“One by one our friends had succumbed to the bothersome burdens of boring adulthood: first marriage, now children. Soon only Frank and I would be left gloriously unencumbered…”
“Yellow Wagon”
Every Day Fiction
April 23, 2014
Flash Fiction / Family
A young girl walks to school alone – is she being stalked?
Every Day Fiction 
March 31, 2014
Flash Fiction / Humor
“What’s the matter, Sutton?” her science teacher said. “Schneider get your goat?”
“Lori Schafer: I Write Erotica”
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (Adult Site)
March 7, 2014
Author Interview
“Be a writer first – the erotica will follow.”
“Missed Connection”
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (Adult Site)
March 6, 2014
Flash Fiction / Erotica
“In my dreams the deed was never half-done. In my dreams he was only half-gone.”
“Baby and Me” (Illustrated)
Story Shack Magazine
February 10, 2014
Flash Fiction / Humor
An illustrated version of my short-short “Baby and Me” featuring artwork by award-winning artist James Brown.
“Brother No More”
Hoku Story
January 31, 2014
Short Story / Young Adult
“I owed it to Mary. It was my fault she was dead.” A short story book contributed to the Story Share teen and young adult literacy project.
“Night Falls”
Every Writer’s Resource
January 19, 2014
Micro-Fiction / Sci-Fi
“The broken-gated entrance to the abandoned quarry loomed before them, silhouetted against the evening sky like a forgotten sentinel still gravely guarding a once-precious gem…”
“Delayed Connection”
Romance Flash
January 15, 2014
Flash Fiction / Romance
“Christopher,” I breathed aloud. That name I had so often uttered in my lonely silence, seemingly without prompt or inspiration…
that’s Life! Fast Fiction Quarterly
Summer 2014
Flash Fiction / Humor
Nothing’s so sweet as a truce when siblings go to war.
“Fluffy Robes and Slippers”
Every Day Fiction 
November 28, 2013
Flash Fiction / Romance
“They spoke to him of warm feet and cool hands, of the sheets that they had defrosted together, of the cozy softness of her front-door farewell on chill autumn mornings…”
Journal of Microliterature
November 4, 2013
Flash Fiction / Drama
“Tell them what you gave me, sweetheart.”
“Moving In, Moving Out, Moving On”
Foliate Oak Literary Magazine
November 1, 2013
Memoir / Family
“That was when I knew that something was really, really wrong – something that had to do with Mom, and Mom alone.”
“Selling the Dollhouse”
The Muffin – Blog of Wow! Women on Writing
November 1, 2013
Guest Blog Post
“I shouldn’t kick myself for not knowing then what I know now. This is how we grow.”
“Ballroom Dance” (Caution: XXX Content!)
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (Adult Site)
October 4, 2013
“Tonight’s the night. The grand finale; the final class in ballroom dance.”
“Found Money”
Burningword Literary Journal
September 30, 2013
Micro-Fiction / Drama
“It was only five dollars. It wasn’t life or death. Not just yet.”
“Past and Present”
Avalon Literary Review
August 2013
“What had the present been? Something childish, no doubt.” 3rd place winner of Avalon Literary Review’s Quarterly Contest.
“The Sublet”
Romance Flash
August 15, 2013
Flash Fiction / Romance
“I hated saying goodbye to that guy. I hated him, too, for making me.” A modified, self-contained excerpt from my first novel, My Life with Michael: A Story of Sex and Beer for the Middle-Aged.
“Last Date”
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (Adult Site)
August 8, 2013
Flash Fiction / Romance
A nice way to say goodbye.
“Me and Fat Marge”
Erotic Review Magazine (Adult Site)
July 7, 2013
Short Story / Erotica
“Her breasts are the size of honeydews – and I can’t help but wonder if they’re equally as sweet.”
“Squirrel Revolution”
Separate Worlds
July 1, 2013
Short Story / SciFi
Look out! It’s a squirrel revolution!
E-Romance (E-Fiction Publishing)
June 5, 2013
Short Story / Romance
How older people do it. A modified, self-contained excerpt from my first novel, My Life with Michael: A Story of Sex and Beer for the Middle-Aged.
Ducts Webzine of Personal Stories
June 2, 2013
Essay / Memoir
“I don’t remember how many stitches I got.”
“Funeral for Charlie”
that’s Life! Fast Fiction Quarterly
May 27, 2013
Flash Fiction / Humor
Charlie was dead, and the circumstances were a little fishy…
“Strange Bedfellow”
Every Day Poets
May 20, 2013
Poem / Romance
Ugliness can be beautiful.
“Anything Can Happen”
E-Romance (E-Fiction Publishing)
May 9, 2013
Short Story / Romance
When a relationship is over, it’s over. Or is it? A modified, self-contained excerpt from my first novel, My Life with Michael: A Story of Sex and Beer for the Middle-Aged.
“To All the Penises I’ve Ever Known”
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (Adult Site)
May 3, 2013
Essay / Memoir
An open letter.
“Two Fathers”
Vine Leaves Literary Journal
April 19, 2013
Vignette / Memoir
A portrait of two fathers from my youth.
“April Holiday”
Every Day Fiction
April 15, 2013
Flash Fiction / Humor
A humorous behind-the-scenes look at an accounting firm at the end of Tax Day.
“Rest Stop”
Free Flash Fiction
April 11, 2013
Flash Fiction / Drama
A naive young woman is baffled by the apparent kindness of strangers.
“Baby and Me”
Every Day Fiction
February 8, 2013
Flash Fiction / Humor
A stubborn, cynical woman refuses to grow sentimental over the birth of a friend’s child.
The Springfield Journal
April 9, 1998
Vignette / Memoir
A young girl’s experience of her world just after dark.
“The Meaning of Death and the Work of Mourning in Post-World War I Cinema”
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal
Fall 1995, Vol. 9, No. 1
Essay / Academic
A scholarly investigation of the historical era that ushered in the era of the “undead” in film.

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