"In Our Own Backyard" Garbanzo Literary Journal, October 2013. http://www.garbanzoliteraryjournal.org/Home.html
Are the only mysteries left in outer space or in the properties of subatomic particles? Level-headed Tad discovers an eight-foot tall mystery in his own backyard.
"The Struggle" The Write Place at the Write Time, October 2013.
A retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel, told through the eyes of Cain's twin
sister, Labuda. She was given in marriage to Abel, but Cain wants to claim her for his
own. Labuda is torn between her husband and her brother and recognizes that she is
the primary source of their conflict. When she discovers Abel, murdered, she has a
terrible choice to make: face the reality of the situation or indulge in Cain's fantasy.