The Secret To FlyingThe Secret to Flying (TigerEye Publications, 2011)


“Hooks.” The Opiate (2018)

“Naked Ladies.” Chicago Quarterly Review (2018)

“Nodders.” The Literary Nest (2018)

“The Tree House.” Gargoyle Magazine (2018)

Corpse Dancing” Slippery Elm Literary Journal (2017)

“Vampire Night.” Evening Street Review (2016)

“Neat Life With Scars.” Stirring: A Literary Collection (2016)

“Finer Than Frog’s Hair.” The Tower Journal (2015)

“Fresh Start” Dreamstreets (2015)

“Blue Recliner” The Penmen Review (2015)

“Halloween Gift.” Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women (Paycock Press, 2012)

“Mr. Bra.” Gargoyle Magazine (2011)

“Irreconcilable Differences.” Southern Women’s Review (2010)

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“Girls Like Me.” Westview (2000)


“A Culture of Cruelty Laid Bare in Lucia Berlin’s ‘Mijito.'” The Opiate (2020)

“Peeling Away the Mask.” Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal (2016)


“Beira: Scottish Queen of Winter” 2016 Arkansas Scottish Festival Poetry Contest, First Prize

“Geometry Lesson,” “Divining Paradise,” “Laundry,” & “Bearing Witness” The Tower Journal (2014)

“Aife” 2013 Arkansas Scottish Festival Poetry Contest, Second Prize


Nanni-Messegee, Lisa & Murphy, Teresa Burns (Spring, 2013). “Putting Theatre Arts to the Test: Student Performance that Goes Beyond STEM and STEAM.” Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges, 16 (1), 39-43.

Murphy, Teresa Burns; McNally, Casey; & Ross, Gayle (January, 2002). “Interdisciplinary Insect Investigation.” The Science Teacher 69 (1), 72-74.

Murphy, Teresa Burns (Summer, 2001). “Composition, Critical Thinking, and Social Constructs: Writing about Gender.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 5 (2), 62-65.


“In Search of the Right Word: A Meditation on the Writing (and Rewriting) Life”

“My Mother’s Emmy Award Winning Moment”

“Beyond Lucky”

“An Interview with Playwright and Screenwriter Lisa Nanni-Messegee”

Gratitude Cup Essays