Evan D. Williams’s nonfiction writing has appeared in Number, Antennae, Anamesa, Stillwater, Penned Parenthood, The Chimera Book, American Songwriter, Life in the Finger Lakes, and The Tattler. “An Unknown Place” is his first work of fiction. It is set in his old stomping grounds of rural upstate New York and lower Manhattan; is inspired by the impressionistic prose of Cormac McCarthy and Yvonne Vera; and quotes liberally from the Instructions of Šuruppak, a collection of fatherly aphorisms recorded on cuneiform tablets around 2600 BC.
Meredith C. Bullock is a self-taught process-inspired painter, entrepreneur and creative business coach. Founder of A Beautiful Retreat, Meredith is passionate about sharing her own personal story, creative discoveries, and what she’s learned through launching her own creative businesses to help other creatives to achieve their dreams. Meredith is originally from upstate New York and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband. Most days you can find Meredith in her studio painting abstract artwork or in the community teaching creative and business classes.
I wake up to the phone ringing, and the sun wedges itself between my lids. I peel my cheek off the notebook page I fell asleep on. The ringing comes from underneath a pile of clothes. The light is deep; it is the afternoon. I dig around for the phone and answer… Read more