Short Fiction

You can find some of Lara’s short fiction in the pages below. Lara is also currently working on a spooky family drama that takes place in her New Zealand home.

And Fancy Free

J Journal published this story about a single mum challenging expectations over her financial decisions in the Fall 2018 issue.

Our Hendrina

Published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review. A young girl seeks to define herself in nineteenth century South Africa.

The Great Inland Sea

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of The Michigan Quarterly Review. A young woman embarks on a road trip with her partner in an attempt to wrest control of her life.

The American

First published in the March 2015 Issue 80 of Agni Online. The American” is a coming-of-age story about a young New Zealander who travels to Vietnam. Glimmer Train subsequently published The American in Issue 98 in November 2016.

Ladies’ Night at the Gun Range

First published in Issue 5 of the Four Way Review. When an old friend Olivia returns to Durham, NC after her mother’s death, a group of women are forced to reconsider the illusions on which they’ve built their lives.

Abduction at the Deluxe Kwik-Trip Pump

First published on 1/22/2014 at Necessary Fiction, “Abduction at the Deluxe Kwik-Trip Pump” is an absurd meditation on what life and love is worth. The narrator discovers her husband’s life insurance and sets about learning what sum her death would command.

Little Wife

First published in issue 93 of the Greensboro Review. Lang and Tuyen live with their Uncle Chinh in the Pasquotank. When Uncle Chinh plans to remarry, Lang makes plans for escape.

Little Houses for Dead People

Little Houses for Dead People was first published in Enizagam in October 2016 in Issue 10. Thanks for 10 years of literature in Oakland, Enizagam! The magazine is student-run, based out of the phenomenal Oakland School for the Arts.