Tag: Emily Belanger

And Thorns Will Grow There

By Emily Belanger Emily Belanger is a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where she lives with her husband. When she isn’t teaching, writing, or fending off Southern scorpions, she reads every fairy tale she can find. “And Thorns Will Grow There” took second place in the 2015 Sunstone Fiction Contest. …

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The Sisterhood: Fiction

By Emily Belanger I need dough collapsing between my fingers. I need to feel it shrivel under one jab. When the dough rises and paunches over the sides of the bowl, when it arches in a hopeful mound—then my fist will descend, squishing out the air. These days I’m not sure anything or anyone deserves …

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