“And there he was, standing under the very tree called the widow-maker – I was taking his picture with the new digital camera he’d just bought me – when a thirty-five pound pod dropped squarely on his head, killing him instantly.” The story was tragic, however in Maureen’s re-telling, after these many years, had become slightly tinged with a wry humor.
Kathy Stevenson’s short stories, feature articles, and essays have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Newsweek, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, The Writer, Redbook, American Way, Pioneer Press, and many others. Her historical novel The Lake Poet was published in 2001 and she has published two essay collections. She is currently a student in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Bennington College in Vermont.
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