Tag: creative writing
What Have I Done To You?
This piece was awarded the Reynolds Price Award for Fiction in 2022. We’re going to fall in love, Alex says as we wait for our lattes, and I can tell he really means it. He doesn’t hesitate or even ask me my opinion, so I know he’s serious. He makes all the important decisions on…
The pit bull sniffed at the eyeless fish with a professional disinterest. The first fish had provoked great intrigue and investigation, and the second somewhat less so, but by the third, the whole scene had become routine. The fourth was granted only a perfunctory brush of snout to scale before the dog moved along to…
This piece won the Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Fiction and the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award in 2020. I’m going blonde. Everyone else seems to have everything figured out for once, so I need a change. The stylist finishes checking in another client and comes back over to my chair. She is short…