Natalie Teal McAllister

Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Literary Novels

 

STORIES

BACK FROM THE WAR

Pigeon Pages

September 2018

LUMP SUM

Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, 2014

THAT OLD MESS

No Tokens Journal

Issue 7, 2018

IS THERE SOMEONE IN HERE WITH ME?

Glimmer Train

Issue #83, 2012

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME

Midwestern Gothic

Summer 2017

THE RISE

Kansas City Voices

Issue 10, 2012

THE BROKEN LAND

Coal City Review

Issue #30, 2012

NOVELS IN PROGRESS

TURKEYFOOT

A mother searches for the truth behind the racially charged death of a girl her sons knew well, but in seeking the truth she has to decide how much she wants to know about the private lives of her sons.

Set in the modern Piedmont of North Carolina.

HARD COUNTRY

A bumbling abolitionist stumbles his way into a father figure to two boys from Missouri, leading him on a quest to end the only thing any of them have known: generations of violence.

Set along the Kansas/Missouri border post-Civil War.

SONGBIRDS OF SUBURBIA

Columbia Journal

2020

THAT OLD MESS

No Tokens Journal

Issue 7, 2018

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME

Midwestern Gothic

Summer 2017

IS THERE SOMEONE IN HERE WITH ME?

Glimmer Train

Issue #83, 2012

LUMP SUM

Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, 2014

THE RISE

Kansas City Voices

Issue 10, 2012

THE BROKEN LAND

Coal City Review

Issue #30, 2012

FLASH FICTION

KRAKEN

Passages North

October 2020

DISTANCE

New Flash Fiction Review

April 2020

FIVE A.M. RAVENS

CRAFT Literary

July 2019

EMMA JANE WATSON IN A DRAWER

SmokeLong Quarterly #63

February 2019

STILL LIFE WITH PRAIRIE, 1860

CHEAP POP

February 2019

BRINKSMANSHIP

Longleaf Review #4

October 2018

BACK FROM THE WAR

Pigeon Pages

September 2018

AWARDS, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

TIN HOUSE SUMMER WORKSHOP

Summer 2017 & 2018

BEST MICROFICTION 2020

ANTHOLOGY

GLIMMER TRAIN FAMILY MATTERS CONTEST

Second Place, 2013

NOVELS IN PROGRESS

TURKEYFOOT

A daughter returns to her family's Southern home to reconnect with her estranged father, but she soon discovers he is involved in a history of violence she won't support.

Set in the modern Piedmont of North Carolina.

HARD COUNTRY

A bumbling abolitionist and a Kansas woman stumble their way into caring for two orphaned Missouri boys and soon find themselves on a quest to end the only thing any of them have known: generations of violence.

Set on the Kansas/Missouri border post-Civil War.

STORIES

 

CONTACT

For any inquiries, please contact me at: mcallister (dot) natalie (at) gmail (dot) com

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BIO

I write stories about dirt: the dirt that lives under our fingernails, those stories from our childhood we can't escape, the land we came from that still lives in the enamel of our teeth. Sometimes those stories are tiny moments, and sometimes they're more like historic recursion, the repetitions of our families

and our national histories. I write flash fiction, short stories, and novels that can't seem to outrun General Sherman or the enduring effects of the Civil War. In the daytime, you can find me putting my storytelling skills to work as the marketing director for a digital marketing agency in Kansas City.

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