Todd Clay Stuart

Writer. Poet. Apparition.
Todd Clay Stuart

Todd Clay Stuart

Writer. Poet. Apparition.

Recent Stories


She had disco in her hips and wants to dance. Tells me her name is Sheila, but wishes it were Flannery. Naturally, I assume she’s...
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Star Guard

On the first night of the comet, Beth looks up between the austere poplar trees in their back yard and pretends to see what Jake...
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Fire & Other Raging Things

 My nine-year-old thinks his new wheelchair is a race car. I strap him in and he goes zoom zoom zoom, brrrap brrrap brrrap. Robbie can’t...
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Nebraska in October. Autumn winds are the collective breath of a thousand withering corn fields. I think of home, I think of my older sister,...
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Hope Chest

According to my big brother Daryl, mothers used to wrap their stillborns in gauze and stick them in a hope chest, hoping their child’s heart...
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Cherry bomb

The object of the game is to see how long we can hold a lit Cherry Bomb in our hand before tossing it away. Ray-Ray...
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Workshops & Feedback

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About Me

Hello, I’m Todd. I studied creative writing at the University of Iowa back in the 20th century. I write poetry, flash, short stories, and am working on a novel. The plan is to one day become an overnight sensation, preferably while I’m asleep.

Thank you for checking in on me. I’m doing okay. I hope you are too.