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Robin Lauzon Parker interviews
Alan Kennedy


Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon Parker, recently spoke with Alan Kennedy, author of Issue #2’s “Beanie’s Island.” Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration and meaning behind the story—and his overall approach to writing the stories that strike him. Read more


Fiction Issue #2

Beanie’s Island

by Alan E. Kennedy

She had flown up from Houston, unannounced, because there was something she had to tell me, she said. She put down her shoulder bag and gave me a quick hug, then walked over to Richie who had been dozing in his chair in front of the TV and gave him a kiss. There were gifts as usual: another fishing vest for Richie…Read more