Jennifer Worrell


List of Published Works

The Stories We Tell podcast.  Audio flash stories.
Episode 6: Stories of Freedom  The cusp of change can bring about catastrophic results in "A Simple Adjustment."  (literary, narrated by Dawn Fitzpatrick Pizzo, 8/27/19.)  Also available here
Episode 4: Stories of New Beginnings  After ignoring all the warnings left by his increasingly frantic wife, Bill is shocked to find himself at the start of the apocalypse in "I TOLD YOU SO."  (dark comedy, narrated by Karim Kronfli6/25/19.)  Also available here.

Christmas Lites VIII  Short story. "Tattered Ribbons" (children's).  A little girl's whimsical views crash into reality on Christmas Eve. (12/22/18)

Dread Naught but Time  Introduction and short story.  "Cellophane Sea" (dark romance).  A man at a crossroads realizes that sometimes the greatest gifts are the things you leave behind.  (12/8/18)

Writings to Stem Your Existential Dread  Two flash stories.  "One More Round" (dark romance): A young man's guilt comes back to haunt him as he yearns to recreate the past; and "Rendezvous" (thriller): A meet-up between two partners-in-crime ends in a showdown at a railway station.  (2/1/18)

Ironology 2017   Three flash stories.  "Moonlight and Love Songs" (fantasy): The fate of a movie museum as told through the POV of its memorabilia; "Stone Circuit, Black Hole" (speculative romance): Now that science and magic are one, a man is left to mourn his love more deeply than ever; and "Keep the Change" (noir comedy): A cat must take drastic measures to maintain his cushy lifestyle.  (11/4/17)

ChiWriMo blog.  Article.  "I Have to Get This Sentence Just Right."  If you're worried about getting it right during NaNoWriMo, you're doing it wrong.  (11/3/17)

72 Hours of Insanity: An Anthology of the Games, volume 3   Short story.  "Kalfou" (horror). A woman is haunted by her dead husband in St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans.  (10/31/2017)  

Writer's Workout Blog.  Review.  "Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story through Action, Emotion and Theme"  (6/11/2017)

Literary Orphans Journal Flash story.  "Cooking for One"  After being abruptly abandoned, a woman tries to keep a sense of normalcy.   (2/28/17)

72 Hours of Insanity: An Anthology of the Games, volume 2  Three short stories.  "Zagnut" (sci-fi): The history of the first man on the moon almost turned out differently, thanks to a Russian tech; "C. Everett Oops" (dark comedy): Family can bring about the worst in you during a gruesome funeral, and "W56.11" (dark comedy): An arrogant med student learns things aren't always what they seem in the depths of the morgue.  (10/25/2016)

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.  Flash story.  "Tell It Again"  During a particularly excruciating meal, a humorous gesture combined with wish fulfillment results in disaster.  (2/01/15)

Hungry? Chicago (editor).  (2008)  Out of print.
Hungry? Chicago: Family.  (2006)