"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor."
            -Albert Einstein





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                          More about M.E. Parker, recent publications and miscellaneous links to lit journals and writing resources.
                         - An unmarked intersection of literature with science where logic wrecks often occur.
                       The first novel in the Hinterland series is forthcoming July 4th, 2015 from Diversion Books.
Recent Stories by M.E. Parker
In Print
  • "Menagerie" - The Dirty Fabulous Anthology (forthcoming)
  • "The Man Inside Her" - Gargoyle Summer 2011
  • "My Marakech" - Permafrost Summer 2010
  • "The Harlot of Baltimore" - The MacGuffin Summer 2009
  • "Comfort Food" - Alimentum Winter 2009
  • "A Son of Abraham" - Weber: The Contemporary West Winter 2009
  • "Truth in Violet" - Electric Velocipede 17/18
  • "The Summer of Ham" - Briar Cliff Review Spring 2006
  • "Hawthorne" - Peeks & Valleys Spring 2009
  • "Ghost Riders" - The Flint Hills Review Fall 2008
  • "Blue Charlie's and the Rings of Saturn - Quercus Review 2008
  • "Going Nowhere" - Straylight Spring 2008
  • "Colonel Bainbridge" - Whistling Shade Summer 2006
  • "Full Moon and Tiger Lilies" Outercast Summer 2006
Awards
  • Winner of the 2010 Midnight Sun Fiction Contest
  • Finalist in 2008 Meyerson Fiction Prize sponsored by the Southest Review
  • Finalist in numerous other contests
Available Online










  • "Please Don't..." - 42opus
  • "Schpeel/Proposition/Beacon" - Mad Hatters' Review
  • "Colonel Bainbridge" - Whistling Shade
  • "Down by the Creek" - Fried Chicken and Coffee
  • "Marked Man" - Barnstorm (no longer available)
  • "Prayers to an Androgynous God" - Edifice WRECKED
M.E. Parker -

"It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine."
            -Heraclitus, On the Universe