Elizabeth Ellen is a college dropout from the Midwest, as well as the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for fiction. Her stories have been published in American Short Fiction, Southwest Review, and Harper’s Magazine. Her first novel, Person/a, was chosen by Literary Hub as a “best work of experimental literature” in 2017.
The first time I met Elizabeth Ellen was in Columbus, Ohio. She made me buy her latest book Person/a: a novel. Later that day we went to a diner with a bunch of people. She made fun of how long it took for me to decide what to order. She tried to predict what I would order. I think her prediction was correct. I ordered a reuben. I think she felt bad, like maybe she thought she’d hurt my feelings. She […]
Trash Night by Elizabeth Ellen It was Monday, trash night. I wheeled the garbage bins to the curb. It was the second night I didn’t have to turn on the heat. I carried the mail into the garage. The next day was my birthday. My husband was stopping by to take me to Flint. I wanted to eat lunch at the mall food court with Tanja, play miniature golf in an ice cream shop parking lot, hold puppies at the […]