It's forty-somethng degrees, windy, and I've got all the windows open in the house. The music is cranked and so am I as I clean the odor out of my house, room by room.
The smell is still pumping through the vents, but it's fainter now. I'm hoping I can outdo the smell with cleaner and lilies.
And later I'll get out my secret weapon...garlic. ;)
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. 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. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.