A link to an incredibly moving, powerful story:
Oscar Fisher's Auschwitz
What is it about this story that moves me to overwhelming emotion?
In part, it's the swell of emotion in Debra Fisher's voice. I can only imagine what she's holding back in order to get the words out.
It's the way in which Oscar Fisher protected his daughter all those years.
It's Debra's courage to walk in that room with her father.
And it's the unimaginable tragedy of the room itself.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.