Maggie lives in The Bowery section of New York City during the late 1800s. Having seen a woman in a fine dress and a big hat, more than ever, she wants to be free of The Bowery. This meta-fiction short story is her struggle, an inner glimpse of tragedy and desire.
About Diana Stout (Kalamazoo, Michigan Author)
Dr. Diana Stout is an award-winning writer of multiple genres and various media. She has published books both traditionally and independently, sold magazine articles, short stories, poetry, was a newspaper columnist for five years and a magazine columnist for two years. She had two short plays produced in New York and has optioned a screenplay.
She served as an academic journal and textbook reviewer, a contest judge for multiple writing organizations—both young adult and adult, in fiction and nonfiction, for essays, plays, screenplays, books, and short stories. A former college English professor, she’s taught creative writing classes or both online in writing communities and in the classroom, teaching at Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Davenport University, and Western Michigan University.
Today, she's returned to her creative writing roots as a screenwriter, author of books and novellas, as a blogger, and as a writing coach through her company, Sharpened Pencils Productions.