Homework, The Chattahoochee Review (December 2020)

Stranger, Jellyfish Review (June 2020)

Friday Night, Hobart (Spring 2020)

Adagio in Three Movements, Reflex Fiction (October 2019)

HungerAtlas & Alice (September 2019); nominated for Best Small Fictions 2020

Promethea100 Word Story (April 2019)

A Stone’s Throw from Home, JMWW Journal (March 2019)

Scarves, Zizzle Literary Magazine (debut print issue; October 2018)

All for Tulips, The Bitter Oleander (print, April 2018); reprinted online here

Nature.SmokeLong Quarterly (October/December 2017)

This Violent and Cherished EarthCleaver Magazine (December 2017); nominated for Best of the Net 2019


Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Cheryl PappasSmokeLong Quarterly (December 2017)


The Elephant in the Street, Cease, Cows Magazine (April 2020)

ProfileDerelict Lit (August 2019); originally published in Mulberry Fork Review (August 2015)


(Review) Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003–2018, by Kathy Fish, Colorado Review (August 2019)

Push Down and TurnTriangle House Review (April 2019)

Origins: “A Stone’s Throw from Home,” JMWW Journal (April 2019)

(Review) Aerialists, by Mark Mayer, Colorado Review (April 2019)

A Review of New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, The Compulsive Reader (October 2018)

(Review) Sherrie Flick’s Thank Your Lucky StarsSmokeLong Quarterly (July 2018)

(Review) No Other Form but This: Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word StorySmokeLong Quarterly (May 2018)

Remembering Jules Romains’s The Death of a NobodyPloughshares blog (January 7, 2018)

Learning to See Again, with Annie DillardEssay Daily (March 27, 2017)
“If you are like me and you check your smartphone about 80 times a day, then you, too, might need a gentle reminder . . .”

Lost & Found: Cheryl Pappas on ColetteTin House’s Open Bar) (May 4, 2016)
“When I first read Colette’s novel Duo, it was Eastertime in 2007. . . 

A Journey with the Pre-Raphaelites and BeyondIndex Magazine
“As with writing a book, curating a gallery involves multiple drafts . . . “

Brushing off the Dust on Women’s ArtworksIndex Magazine
“Dr. Jane Fortune is on a mission: to rescue works of art by women that have been hidden in the storage houses of museums in Florence.”

Life of an Object: 1960.354Index Magazine
“When this 5th-century BCE Greek red-figure wine jug entered the objects lab of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, it was in less than ideal conditio

A Tour through the Pazzi Conspiracy, The Florentine
“It’s one of the most dramatic stories from fifteenth-century Florence.”

Via Sant’Agostino, OltrarnoThe Florentine
“It is a very ordinary street in Florence . . .”

Via dello StudioThe Florentine
“It has become a habit for me, but one that always comes as a surprise: when walking toward Piazza della Repubblica from via del Corso, I sense something extraordinary out of the corner of my right eye . . .”

Via dei CimatoriThe Florentine
“It is just before noon on a bright and clear Wednesday afternoon, and I am on the hunt for a new street.”

Borgo Santissimi ApostolioThe Florentine
“It’s late summer, and I’m amidst the clamoring crowds walking toward Ponte Vecchio on via Por Santa Maria.”

2 thoughts on “Works

  1. Cheryl, I just finished reading the essay, Remembering Jules Romains Death on Ploughshares. Kudos. I was so taken with the essay, I decided to read the book, by chance I could find it with Interlibrary loan. I did. And it’s coming to my neighborhood library. I thought you might be interested in knowing there was a later edition published in English in the ’40’s. I think the librarian said 1944 or thereabouts.

    Our wide-flung family is having a reunion this summer and your essay has prompted me to pester members for stories about Dad who died some years back, a Kansas farmer, and if it’s one thing a Kansas farmer does well, it’s tell stories. I will keep the StoryCorp app open on my phone.

    Thank you. Janet Sunderland

    1. Janet,

      What a kind note! I’m so happy to hear that you tracked down the book because of my essay–and that you’re encouraged to gather stories about your father.

      Thank you, too, for letting me know about that other edition of the novel. You’re right: it’s from 1944, and it was published by Knopf. The translation of the novel is the same but there is a new introduction by Romains. I think I will now have to track that down just for the introduction.

      There’s so much I wanted to write about this book, but I’ll have to take it one essay at a time. I do hope you find as much wonder in the book as I did. It’s a refreshing read.

      Good luck on gathering your stories.

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