The following twelve stories and twelve poems represent my own favorite works. If they have been published, that information appears below the title. Getting a work into print or not doesn't confer any merit or detriment, in my opinion. Some of those stories and poems not published have simply never been submitted for consideration—yet.



Musical Theory

Vol. 15, No. 1 — Spring 1996

Bonsai Jack

In the Rubble
Prairie Dog
Vol. 1, No. 2 — Summer/Fall 1995

A Modern Hero
or, The Man Who Wasn’t There


Family Shopping
Stories & Stanzas
Summer 1995

Mitch’s Jacket

from Café Kundalini

The Christmas Village
Christmas Blues: Behind the Holiday Mask
Anthology —
August, 1995

Lessons on America

from Café Kundalini

My Advice to Young Writers
Chicago Quarterly Review
Vol. 1, No. 1 — Spring 1994

The Red Dress

Blue Door Quarterly Journal
Volume 1.1 — Fall 2014

Chicago Quarterly Review
Vol. 2, No. 1 — Summer 1996

Weird Santa
from Café Kundalini

Moon of Yellow Leaves (1994)
Zig-Zag Zygurat Zyne
Issue # 3 — March, 1995
How I’d Paint a Certain Dream (2004)

Ghost (2001)
The Long Way Home (2004)

Morning Ritual (2001)
Cacao (2007)

Leather Slippers (2001)
Chill (2008)

Him (2002)

Fall (2011)
For the accompanying artwork, click HERE.

Muse (2003)
Manhattan Literary Review
Vol. 1, No. 2 — Summer 2004

Fractal (2011)
For the accompanying artwork, click HERE.

The Writing of Brian Allan Skinner
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