Sunday Stories: “Not Us”

Church Door

Not Us
by Wendy J. Fox

It wasn’t until my second wedding that my first divorce really sank in. I was under the gazebo, waiting for my bride, Raquel. Raquel with the long auburn hair, tips dipped green, pink feathers woven in, and a braid with a purple ribbon wound around the crown of her head. Raquel, white dress, stitched with rhinestones and fake pearls. Raquel, whose borrowed diamonds from some rich friend made my ring to her look like a speck of mica. Raquel, barefoot on the grass that led up to the gazebo. 

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Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 50: Martha Grover)

Martha Grover

MARTHA GROVER is an author, poet, and folk artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of two memoirs for Perfect Day Publishing: One More for the People (2011) and The End of My Career (2016), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work has also appeared in The Collagist, Vol.1 Brooklyn and The Portland Mercury, among other places. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. Martha is currently at work on a fantasy novel, and her third book of poetry, illustration and lyric essay, Sorry I Was Gone, will be published in 2021.

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