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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back Story for "The Details"

Rose & Thorn Journal has a recurring feature, called "Back Story," in which authors published in their journal discuss how their work evolved. As was previously announced here, they published my short story "The Details," about a young couple whose wife is dying. How three unrelated nonfictional experiences influenced the development of my short story can be read in Rose & Thorn here.


Cynthia said...

I look forward to reading your
back story.

A Cuban In London said...

Just read your story and your back story and here's the comment I left:

Your story haunted me once and it's done the trick a second time. The key word in describing it is 'subtle'. I know that I bring dance into literature and song-writing very often, but I have to do it again. Your tale is what I look for in a choreography, the rough with the sweet. The pain the man feels is softened by his attempt at understanding loss. Superb.

Greetings from London.

Judith Mercado said...

Thank you, Cynthia, for reading my back story.

Thank you, Cuban, for your kind words.