Tornadoes were the weather danger where I grew up. Illinois’ flat country is like that perfectly made bed that your dog just has to mess up—irresistible to tornadoes. When the sky turned […]
As my 30s came to an end I became anxious about this lack of constancy, and blamed it for my husband’s disappearance from my life. “To know who you are,” Carson McCullers once said. “You have to have a place to come from.” How could I expect someone else to know me if I didn’t know myself?
Here at The Gloria Sirens, we get to celebrate the successes of our sister writers. Today it’s Siren Susan Lilley’s turn. Her short-short story (essay? prose poem?), “Delmonicos,” won honorable mention in […]
Most tourists who visit Central Florida are seeking the quintessential, happy-go-lucky day with Mickey. But there’s another tourist mecca tucked away in the woods less than an hour northeast of Disney that […]