The Unlikely Trouble with Pecan Pies

Recently, round one results of the NYC Midnight 2019 short story contest were released. My piece, “The Unlikely Trouble with Pecan Pies” placed forth and I moved on to round two!! Without further adieu: The Unlikely Trouble with Pecan Pies   By Erin Crocker   The screen door of Emma Lee’s Beauty Shop didn’t get… Continue Reading


We All Fall Down

“Ashes, ashes! Ashes, ashes! Ashes!” Little Serenity’s shrill voice carried, with ease, through the living room and into the narrow kitchen of the two bedroom home. Ed rubbed his wrinkled forehead and added more vodka to the mug of orange juice that sat alongside piles of neglected plates and glasses that lined the countertop. “We… Continue Reading


Coffee Shop–1

Mud-water splashes against my pant legs. In no time they’ll dry, leaving spots of dirt trailing up the material. I despise going anywhere when it rains. Fog beats against storefront windows. The air is humid, melancholy whispers that reduce themselves to leaves as they tap the top of a park bench. It’s nothing special, an… Continue Reading