“The Woman in the Woods” Now Available Online

My story “The Woman in the Woods”—about the Orphan Trains, lost siblings, and the Iowa woods—is featured today on the the online magazine Necessary Fiction. Necessary Fiction publishes a new book review each Monday, a featured short story each Wednesday, a contribution to their Research Notes series each Friday, along with occasional interviews, essays, and other surprises.

 

First Lines: No matter how many times Horace told her different, Eliza knew her brother was wrong. The woman in the woods didn’t look the least bit dead. The woman in the woods looked beautiful. With her long flowing hair and a leaf-gold cape, she made Eliza think of an ancient Irish queen. Of course, the woman didn’t speak as she made her way along the trail. The woman was communing with her subjects, the dead and dying trees. (Continue reading…)

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