Kathy Taylor’s short story “Tree of the Little Hands” describes a couple carving out a life and a family — in the shadow of a tree.
Nature and diverse cultures gave Kathy Taylor’s short stories their underpinnings
“Trees and Other Witnesses” author Kathy Taylor explains how an appreciation for nature, and a background living in other countries,, combined to produce standalone stories with some common threads.
A tale of home life gone awry from “The Boundaries of Their Dwelling”
With the short story “How to Live Domestically as an Artist,” author Blake Sanz describes a sense of place tainted by turmoil.
SunLit Excerpt: “Hurts” explores the hoop dreams of a complex high school sisterhood
“Hurts” From the short story collection “Mixed Company” Freshman year, Coach Sasser assigned Junebug, Isabel, and me to the junior varsity basketball team, where we wore the ill-fitting brown polyester uniforms of our high school, the Thomas Jefferson Spartans. On J.V. we were golden, thundering up and down the court with little form but much […]
SunLit Excerpt: “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” digs deep, but carefully, into Denver history
Excerpted from “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” by Cynthia Swanson, copyright 2022 by Cynthia Swanson, included in the anthology “Denver Noir ” edited by Cynthia Swanson. Used with permission of the author and Akashic Books (akashicbooks.com). “Denver Noir” is available May 3. Cheesman Park Digging graves is straightforward labor, involving little more than brute strength and a sufficiently […]
Humanity and nature, mother and son, fulfillment and regret — a field guide
Emily Wortman-Wunder is an essayist and fiction writer, with recent work in the Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, Nimrod, High Country News, and elsewhere. “Not a Thing to Comfort You,” winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, is her first book. She teaches scientific writing at the University of Colorado Denver. The following is an excerpt […]
Tracing the arc of her life, Emily Wortman-Wunder explores the intersection of nature, humanity
Emily Wortman-Wunder is an essayist and fiction writer, with recent work in the Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, Nimrod, High Country News, and elsewhere. “Not a Thing to Comfort You,” winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, is her first book. She teaches scientific writing at the University of Colorado Denver. The following is an interview […]
Colorado author Jennifer Wortman compiled her short story collection around themes of love
Jennifer Wortman is the author of the story collection, “This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.” and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her work appears in TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Copper Nickel and elsewhere. She serves as associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. An Ohio native, she […]
A Colorado author set out to paint a picture of the Midwest. He used the ritual surrounding tornadoes as his brush.
Mark Pleiss is a writer in Denver. He publishes fiction, book reviews, scholarly criticism, and essays. He worked as a freelance journalist for The Omaha World-Herald and The Des Moines Register before completing a doctorate in Spanish Literature and teaching at St. Olaf College, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Metro State University Denver. He is from Omaha, Nebraska. For more, […]