Short Fiction, Etc.

“Decolonize Me,” Lumina Journal, XX (April 2024)
“Raúl and Rita in It’s a Wonderful Wife!,Crippen & Landru Holiday Chapbook (January 2024)
“The Domino Room,” Vautrin (November 2023)
“The Stolen Tent,” School of Hard Knox (Crippen and Landru, September 2023)
“Shamu™: World’s Greatest Detective,” Killin’ Time in San Diego: Bouchercon Anthology (Down and Out Books, August 2023)
“A Thing with Feathers,” A Night of Screams: Latino Horror Stories (Arte Publico, June 2023)
“The Men My Husband Brings Home for Me,” Shotgun Honey (May 2023)
“Moll,” The Disappointed Housewife (May 2023)
“Shooting a Chupacabra,” Latine Lit, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2023)
“​​Major Juan to Earth Control,” Somos En Escrito (December 2022)
“Caring for a Picky Eater During the Apocalypse,” Orion’s Belt (August 2022)
“The Gardener of Roses,” Witnesses for the Dead (Soho Crime, November 2022)
“The Minnesota Twins Meet Bigfoot,” Land of 10,000 Thrills: Bouchercon Anthology (Down and Out Books, September 2022)
“Courtesy. Professionalism. Respect,” Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Oppression (Rock and a Hard Place Press, December 2021)
“A Perfect Day for Monkeyfish,” Electric Spec (November 2021)
“Doc’s at Midnight,” Midnight Hour (Crooked Lane, November 2021)
“Writing Tip #23: Never Kill the Dog,” Flash Fiction Magazine (September 2021)
“Myrna and Ivelisse,” and other stories, New York: Give Me Your Best or Your Worst (October 2021)
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” Only the Good Die Young: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Billy Joel (Untreed Reads, April 2021)
The Good Life,” Tough (March 2021)
“Galán,” Latinx Screams (Burial Day, 2020)
“Katy Bars the Door,” Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror, October 2020
“Apocalypse Bronx,” Lockdown: Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic (Polis Books, June 2020)
“Chapter 14,” Exquisite Corpse of Lockdown Noir (Do Some Damage, April 2020)
“Roger Unrequited Goes to Minnesota for a Valentine’s Day Card,” Every Day Fiction (February 2020)
“The Chupacabra’s Charming Cuchifrito Cafe, Recommended Review,” [Reprint] Boricua en la Luna (December 2019)
“Blackout,” Mystery Tribune  No. 11 (Fall 2019)
“None of This Is on the Map,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2019)
“Bobo,” Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas (Down & Out Books, 2019)
“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” A Beast Without a Name: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan (October 2019)
“Señora Figueroa’s Badass Baby Boy,” Palabritas (Spring 2019)
“Southside Valentine,” Mondays Are Murder by Akashic Books (February 2019)
“Black Friday,” Skin & Bones (November 2018)

“I’m Starting to Think about Leaving Tonight,” The Black Car Business, Volume 2, (Down and Out Books, September 2018)
“Withhold the Dawn,” Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder (June 2018)
“Room for Rent,” Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (January 2017)
Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach,” Spinetingler (December 2016)
“Echo, Echo,” Pure Slush, Vol. 13: Freak (December 2016)
“Pale Yellow Sun,” Sunshine Noir (September 2016)
“The Unfaithful Ghost,” Pilgrimage 39.3 (2016)
“The Old Haunt,” “How it Was Decided,” (After)life (2015)
How To Write Flash Fiction,” Punchnel’s (Winner, Flash Hybrid Noir Contest) (2015)
“How to Kill a Brown Girl (Or Black, White, or Halfsie),” Shotgun Honey (March 2014)
“Meet Me at the Clock,” Grand Central Noir (June 2013)
“To Mistress,” Out of the Gutter 8 (December 2012)
“Ending in Paumanok,” Long Island Noir (summer, 2012)

“Monkey in a Barrel,” Blackheart Magazine (summer, 2011)
“Good Fences,” Powder Burn Flash (May 2011)
“Hating Holly Hernandez,” You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mysteries for Teens (Arte Publico, spring 2011)
“Volcano Girl,” A Thousand Faces (November 2010)
Watching the Iguanas,” Spinetingler (August 2010)
“Old Pendejo,” (July 2010)
“Juracán,” Indian Country Noir (Akashic Books, June 2010)
“Ibarra Goes Down,” Yellow Mama (June 2010)
Rough Night in Toronto,” Plots with Guns (May 2009)
“In the Kitchen with Johnny Albino,” Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (Arte Publico, March 2009)
“The Helper,” Storyglossia (May 2008)
“El Bohemio,” Thrilling Detective (winter 2007)
“Roachkiller,” Murdaland Magazine (fall 2007)
“Special Forces Training, Virginia, 1996,” Flashshot (September 2007)
“The Saint Bernards,” “A Grammarian Returns from the Future,” Flashshot (August 2007)
“Unsynchronicity,” Mississippi Review, vol. 12, no. 4 (fall 2006)
“As Far away as Africa,” New Digressions (fall 1993)
“Leticia Reclining,” Faultline, University of California, Irvine, vol. 1 (spring 1993)
“The Disappearance of Doubt,” Spine Weevil (1992)

Rat Pack Crime Cinema,” CrimeReads, December 21, 2021
Latinx Crime Fiction Anthologies,” CrimeReads, October 6, 2021
Edwin Torres’ Way,” CrimeReads, September 23, 2021
Creature Feature,” PANK, July 2020
Nuyoricans Go Home,” Latin@ Literatures, March 2017
“Why I Hate Florida,” Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts (2008)
“‘Escalante’ Portrayer Sneaks into PR Day Parade,”, June 1999
“Capitan del Carro,” The Glovebox Chronicles, no. 5 (December 1998)
“Work Slaves for that Old-Time Religion (Money),” Downtown, no. 335 (Dec. 22–Jan.5, 1994)
“Our Minds Like Flypaper,” Downtown, no. 330 (Oct. 13–27, 1993)
“Pretense?,” Downtown, no. 328 (Sept. 29, 1993)
“The Mustache Merengue,” New York Perspectives vol. 1, no. 5 (February 23, 1990)

“I Died a Thousand Times: Death #999,” The Five-Two (April 2020)
“I Died a Thousand Times: Death #4,” The Five-Two (April 2020)
“I Died a Thousand Times: Death #556,” The Five-Two (January 2020)
“Dog Star,” “Progression,” “Special Forces,” and “To The Wagon,” Writing Outside the Lines (Wild Side Press, 2013)
“Samhain,” “A Stomach Growls for Love,” Long Island Sounds 2008
“Papi Was a Numbers Runner,” “Metro,” and “Judgment Day,” The Lineup (2008)
“Don’t Fret,” “Flight of the Therapists,” Long Island Sounds 2007
“Inez My Dental Technician,” “Christ at 13,” (July 2005)
“Catching Cupid,” “Christ at 13,” “Eating Broccoli, 6 p.m.,” Aphros, vol. 45 (2005)
“My Father Lived in Queens,” “Lost in Woodside,” “I Know It’s True Because I Saw It on TV,” Mind Gorrilla, no. 8 (2005)
“I Saw Saddam in Brooklyn,” “Advice for Those Who Just Flew In,” “In Williamsburg, Before the Whiteys Moved In, Part 1,” “In Williamsburg, Before the Whiteys Moved in, Part 3, or Snot Cousin,” 11211 Magazine, vol. 3, no. 5 (May/June 2003)
“Long Hot Summertime Blues,” New Digressions (summer/fall 1994)
“Inez My Dental Technician” and “Your Mouth on Me Always,” Faultline: Journal of Art and Literature, University of California, Irvine, vol. 1 (spring 1993)
“Mangoes Don’t Leave,” New Digressions (fall 1993)
“Native New Yorkers,” “Better than This,” “Tale of a Gutless Mongrel,” “In the Dragon’s Room,” “Dictionary Love,” Downtown, no. 334 (Dec. 8–22, 1993)
“Los Sures,” “Old Men on Frost Street,” Cabaret, vol. 1, no. 1 (1987)

The Lineup chapbook series, coedited with Gerald So, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Sarah Cortez (2008–2010)
The Book of Moran, by Daniel Thomas Moran, Mongrel Publications (2007)
In the Days of Wonder and Taco Salads, by R. Nicholas Shaw Jr., Mongrel Publications (2006)
Sorority Girls of the Seven Seas, by Dustin Michael, Mongrel Publications (2004)
Dimension Blues, by Robert McNamara, Mongrel Publications (2004)
Corps Calleux, by Graham Everett, Street Press/Mongrel Publications (2000)
The Doc Fayth Poems, by Graham Everett, Street Press/Mongrel Publications (1998)