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See “List of Publications” for information and links to the journals where these stories first appeared.

Moments of Doubt

A darkly comic coming-of-age novel about a young tennis pro’s entanglement with three women—one he’s supposed to marry, one he wants to marry, and one whose already married to a Jewish gangster.

Brothers

In a crowded deli in mid-town Manhattan, two brothers with opposite natures meet for an urgent lunch to discuss their current struggles with life, love, and the differences between corned beef and pastrami.

Love and Money

A son realizes—too late—the true significance of money, and how much his father loved him. (Nonfiction).

Lovers and Heroes

A young couple committed to living with a higher “post-patriarchal consciousness” wonder if their intense sexual connection embodies their love for each other—or is a substitute for it.

Assisted Living

When his mother refuses to move into a facility for the elderly, a middle-aged man decides he would like to live there himself.

I and Thou

Enthralled by the philosophy of Martin Buber, two college students struggle with their cultural differences, their undeniable lust, and their budding love.

The Analysis of a Superhero

Shortly after 9/11, a disoriented Clark Kent reveals his true identity while seeking treatment from a psychoanalyst, resulting in profound changes for both the doctor and patient.

The Art of Failing

An old Jewish story reveals the deeper meaning of a New Yorker article published by the biographer of Saul Bellow. (Nonfiction)

The Language of Men

On the day of his father-in-law’s funeral, a young man yearns to overcome their years of estrangement, holding an imaginary conversation sparked by a book on the shelf in the dead man’s room. (Nonfiction)

The View from Above

An older brother injured in a bomb blast at a radio station in Nicaragua returns home to Chicago, where he must face his brother living with the woman he still loves. (Play excerpt)

Victor and Violet

An African-American man deeply involved in New York City’s drug underworld is determined to give his sister a better life, which means forbidding her relationship with a “boy on the block.”

Diagnosis of a Teenager

Two wealthy parents who want to know “what the hell’s wrong now?” take their teenage son to a therapist offering psycho-educational testing—and party entertainment.

Wherrrre’s Johnny…?

A journalist tries to write a profile about a retired talk show host who has disappeared from public life to reconnect with his high school sweetheart.

Panic

When her teenage daughter buys her a smartphone, a nervous mom downloads an app that promises “to sense problems in the home before they occur.”

Thank You for Calling

Featuring an “interactive database with up-to-date information from the world’s most renowned experts in everything,” a fully automated suicide prevention hotline tries to save the life of a young woman struggling with technology.

Love Conquers All

A man who identifies as a woman falls in love with a woman who identifies as a dog, and their trans-gender/trans-species relationship thrives.

My GPS, My Love

Grateful that he finally knows the direction of his life, a young man decides he wants to marry his global positioning system.

Released

An African-American woman struggling to leave her troubled past behind is about to marry a wealthy white man when she learns that her former boyfriend—a drug-dealer from the old neighborhood—is out of prison. And wants to see her.

Don’t Ask Her Why

Simmering racial tensions deep in the background of their relationship boil over when a jealous boyfriend pulls off the bed-sheets to determine if an infidelity has, in fact, occurred.