Two new stories out

I have a story in Clarkesworld this month: "Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts." I really like this story. It's the second of the stories from my MFA workshop to see publication. There's a whole backstory behind it that I'm too lazy to spin at the moment. Suffice it to say that I once lived with an old (and very nice) gay men who liked to connect unicorns. They were everywhere: unicorn figurines; unicorn tapestries; unicorn porcelain; unicorn place settings. He just loved unicorns.

My story "Sexual Cannibalism" is also out in issue #7 of the literary magazine Birkensnake. This is one of my favorite stories. I think it's possible that it's the best story I've ever written, and it's certainly the best that I've ever published. I loved reading this during my MFA reading at Hopkins. It's a great story for a reading--seven short little vignettes--and it was also pretty shocking for the undergrads. They had no idea what to make of it.


  1. Widdershins says:


    I like the new header 🙂 … it’s always a good idea to shock undergrads on a regular basis.

  2. mattllavin says:

    These are really good stories.

    1. Thanks!

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