Author Archives: lmp


My story, “The Last Con”, which was originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review, was just reprinted in the Boston University Alumni journal, 236. Here’s the link if you’d like to take a look.

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Prairie Schooner!

You can get a copy here.

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table of contents

The table of contents has been posted online for the Winter 2014 issue of Prairie Schooner! I’m excitedly awaiting the arrival of my copies.

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luddite collection

My 2013 Christmas Present. I picked it out at Tom Furrier’s shop in Arlington last year. Royal Deluxe O Model circa 1936. I finally caved and bought a second one off ebay this month. It was a lot less expensive, … Continue reading

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Lately I’ve been taking a slightly longer route home from work to avoid some road construction. It is stunning in the fall – about fifteen minutes of winding, country roads through trees. The houses are unobtrusively set back. I took … Continue reading

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literary fiction is good for you

“…after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence — skills that come in especially handy when you are trying to read someone’s body language … Continue reading

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apple picking

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