Publications—Fiction, Images and Essays

Paraphrasing, Henri Cartier-Bresson“I just have to live and life will give me pictures and stories.”  

The stories life gives me, center on relationships (couples, siblings), class, race, and urban survival.



Awards and Interview

One Story magazine 2024 Adina Talve-Goodman Fellow

Jon DiSavino interviews Keith and reads one of Keith’s stories on Short Story Today


“But, Beautiful,” forthcoming in The Muleskinner Journal

How to Become a Butcher” CallalooVol. 45, No. 1,  2024

What Are You Seeing When You Are Seen?”  Gooseberry Pie Lit Magazine#13

The View from Our Window” hex literary, March 19, 2024

One Fell OffVestal Review #63, December 11, 2023 & Best Microfictions 2024, shipping July 2024

Another Sunrise” 50-Word Stories, September 7, 2023 

Bus Stop Blues Blink-Ink #52,  June 2023

Cinders: A Love Story Your Impossible Voice, May 25, 2023

When Stars Fell to Earth” 50 Give or Take #857, March 13, 2023

The Wire50 Give or Take #889, April 14, 2023

Like Breath” 50 Give or Take #596, June 25, 2022, included in The 50-word Stories of 2022: Microfiction for Lovers of Quick Reads.

Question and Answer” Flash Fiction Magazine, February 21, 2021

Forgetting Things” Quick Fiction Magazine

Utility” Blue Mesa Review, Issue 14, 2002


“July 26, 1967” Five Minutes One Hundred Words, forthcoming August 2024

All of YouThe Mersey Review # 3, June 2024

12th Street Normal” The Forge Literary Magazine September 4, 2023

April 13, 1964” Five Minutes One Hundred Words, August 20, 2023

Interviews with Janet Burroway & Alyce Miller, Orchid, Fall 2002


Starfall #3” one sentence poems, May 18, 2023


“Together or Not Part II, Brooklyn Review, June 2024

Tail Lights & Trees ” F-Stop Magazine, Issue 123—Color Issue, 2024

“Amy in Mirror” forthcoming in Pithead Chapel, October 2024

Chicago Shoppers”  Street Lit,  April 14, 2024

Matt’s Party” F-Stop Magazine, Issue 120—Community 2023

Portrait” F-Stop Magazine, Issue 114—The Portrait 2022

Soul Glove” Storm Cellar, Volume 8.2, Spring 2020

The Ballad of Richard and Lucille” Grief Diaries, April 2017

“Bahamas” Helen Literary Journal Fall 2017

Greyhound Station,” TBM Photography Contest, January 2013.

Children on Bridge” Toledo Museum of Art, 1999

Portfolio” Ontario Review, Fall 1999

Under the El”, Michigan Photography Exhibition 1999


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