— Your father had an ear infection so I lit a cigarette and blew smoke into his ear and like a damn fool started smoking again and playing those Hawaiian background music records until I got the scrof jaw which you can see has been removed through a bit of kind surgery at the Home for Incurables. Just the… Read more →
— That was when one of the nieces said another was pregnant, her bones like scaffolding— placing all the steel bulk front-and-middle, structurally inept among her sisters. The too-tall-beauties. And that would have been when the day fell off, when Grandma made love to the crucifixion story, the praise-be-to— but she was busy, listening to a grandson complain that… Read more →
“Orange Sky” “Tree and Planets” *
— Originally from southwestern Idaho, Lauren Consuelo Tussing earned an MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University. You can find Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenConsuelo.