Stefanie’s newest story, “A Lifetime to Go,” has been published in the Winter 2015 issue of Limestone, a literary journal at the University of Kentucky. You can also read the story on the Limestone website. [Read more…]
By Stefanie Levine Cohen Mother presses her index finger into her daughter’s ponytail. She notices it is taking longer to dry now that it is removed from the girl’s head than it did when attached. [Read more…]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s 1865 and I live in Mississippi. I am a slave. My family has been enslaved as long as I can remember, but that’s just to white men. The kind of slavery I’m talking about [Read more…]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s almost moving day. The boxes are partly packed and the walls are naked. Without paintings and family photos as camouflage, I can see all the scratches and dings we created over the years. Here, [Read more…]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s been fifteen years now that I’ve been changing the dining room chandelier light bulbs. Fifteen years of paying the bills and sitting in the driver’s seat of the large blue Buick and cooking for [Read more…]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n childbirth, the final stage of labor before pushing out the baby is called transition. You get to the point where your contractions are so bad—intense, they call it, or productive—that you realize you are [Read more…]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was unexpectedly calm at the precipice. Chase studied the yellow-green blades of new grass that poked through the sparse soil that barely covered the jagged rocky edge of the mountain. Delicate and strong. [Read more…]
Stefanie’s newest story, “Shorn,” has been published in the Fall issue of Storyscape Journal .