- 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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
A copperhead bit me in my dream last night. I didn't tell my family; I didn't want to worry them. Instead, I drove to a doctor and he found eleven bite marks. After he applied a salve, he told me he wasn't sure if I would live or die. He placed a thick netting over me so I wouldn't harm myself (spread the poison) as I healed. I knew ultimately I would be okay.
I looked up the significance of snakebites in dreams and this is what I found:
"When the snake bites, in a dream, the story line usually turns into a healing and release situation." --Jane Anderson