Read "Nickel Song" in the Fall Edition of VoiceCatcher
“You have four dollars. Two of them are going for a gin and tonic, with a quarter tip that you’re embarrassed by (but not enough).
It’s raining outside, and the damp releases ghosts from your clothes, of old meals, past cigarettes.“
I've got a short story in the fall edition of VoiceCatcher!
This entire issue is excellent, with great nonfiction essays, poetry and art by female writers from Portland.
“Nickel Song” is about an out-of-work teacher who wanders into a bar and quickly finds herself in hot water.