My story “Raven Hair” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Cream City Review.
You were the wolf, the witch, the unnamed monster in the woods. Instead of blood offerings, the townspeople left you woven baskets full of waxy red fruit. I left myself: red cape and fiery virgin blood.
I was the one who lifted my hand and knocked. I had black hair, dark as a raven, and the dress my mother had sewn for me. You saw me just the same: my already curving hips, my waiting breasts.
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My novelette “Idle Hands” was published in the February 2017 issue of the New Haven Review.
God or no God, Sylvia Vieira’s special day was all wrong. No mother helped Sylvia fasten her dress for her First Communion. No little sister burst into her bedroom, upending her collection of pressed flowers and carefully preserved damselfly wings, then looking falsely outraged when Sylvia complained.
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If you are interested in reading an advanced reader copy of my collection and writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or some other lovely venue, message me via Twitter or FB, or submit a comment using my online form. I’m putting together a list of ARC readers for later this year. I’d love to include you.
My second headline? The marvelous Elizabeth Hand is going to write the introduction to my collection! Liz was one of my mentors at the Stonecoast MFA program. She has seen the rough, the ugly, and the unready, and still she has faith. Liz … Read more Read more