short fiction

superfluous words die here

Like most people who call themselves writers, I’ve strewn words behind me, some memorable and some better forgotten. Writing is a rough process of abundance that refines itself, through discretion, into rarity and clarity.

Here are a few of my published short stories:

Most recently, I received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Women Writing the West’s Laura Award Competition for “Fool’s Moon.” You may read it online, in the Laura Journal.

“Change of Life,” a story published in the Fall, 2012 edition of The Examined Life Journal, by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, under my pen name K. Lyn Wurth.

Another story, “Water, Anywhere But Here,” was published in The Broadkill Review in their July/August 2013 issue. Request a .pdf copy of this “green” online publication by emailing:

“The Things You Do,” a story in the anthology, The Arduous Touch: Women’s Voices in Health Care, by Purdue University Press. Look for my previous writing alias, “Kelly Jennings Olson.”

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