Laura M. Dixon is a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also serves as Associate Editor of Bat City Review. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Rhino, Georgetown Review, Two Review, Wicked Alice, Front Porch, and elsewhere.
Stephen, crushed by a steady migraine and a collection of kidney stones, has never shed the pique of original martyrdom. St. Stephen’s crown, as is well known, was broken open. Stephen means Crown. His faithful namesake was murdered for speaking the truth, so our Stephen lies and faithfully avoids church. For years, he’s been feeding […]