Former teacher, writer of Appalachian Literature, short stories, and fantasy. Current publication, "This Will Never Stop" see Kirkus Reviews, Vol. LXXXXVII, NO. 22 Nov. 15, 2019. Also featured on booktrib, and Booklife. Has published a YA entitled "Sansablatt Head", and books for children under the general title of "The Waddling Dead". Received MFA from Wichita State University where she received the fellowship. Published in Southern Humanities Review, Short Story International, Carriage House Review,Willow Springs, Laurel Review and other literary magazines. Winner of George Garrett Prize for Best Prose, W.WashingtonU. Winner of Microkosmos Fiction Award, WSU. Winner of John Maier Award at Marshall University.
A Brush with Faith
Painting by Allan Harbour, oils.
“Snow Moon” by Allan Harbour.
WHAT IF by Llewellyn McKernan
No wonder they set out to find the Savior of the world. They’d seen him in action.
. . . the staunch shiny star that refuses to fall from its perch.
Leaving Home by Richard Spilman
I was eight and followed wherever light commanded . . .
Faith by Richard Spilman
Grace . . . kept by itself in the drawer of a bedside table. . .
Communion by Richard Spilman
Here there is flesh to spare, but never enough blood.
June Bugs by Richard Spilman
Insects have no sense of tragedy.