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Did You Know That May Is Short Story Month?
We celebrated April as National Poetry Month, so now it is May...Short Story Month. You know we are going to kick it up a few notches.
Here is a short take from Lindsey Ferrentino's "Dragon Woman" premiered in aaduna's Second Anniversary 2013 issue. The full story ia available at www.aaduna.org
"How she had wanted this house to be hers. Back then, she’d
pictured her mom bustling in the kitchen, her dad playing racquetball with her
and her sister out in the yard, all smiles and dirty knees. Now, in her mind,
she lived here with Rick. He’d work and bring home a few pounds of crab from
the local fish market. They’d take beach chairs, beer, and melted butter to the
water’s edge, sitting in the shade of the dragon, eating with their hands,
tossing the emptied shells into the riverbed. They’d kiss in between bites and
laugh when Rick dropped butter on his shirt, leaving a permanent trail of
stains that had the vague resemblance of a star. They’d eventually shed their
clothes, swim in the night’s mud-black water, and sleep naked under a blanket
on the concrete floor of the dragon. Hollis would wake before him and laugh
privately, an inside joke she’d discover with herself, as she watched the sun
stand up on the water through the window in the dragon’s eyes, living in the
house of her childhood fantasies, watching Rick’s soft, hairy body shift in
What more...visit www.aaduna.org; click on Current Issue, and then Fiction.