Thursday, December 8, 2011

a taste of the frozen moment: CAVERN OF SPACE

 [the book is THE FROZEN MOMENT. the publication date is DECEMBER 17th. here's a little TASTE of one of the stories...]

CAVERN OF SPACE by Margaret Malone

The three of us spent most of our time together at Mark’s mom’s place. We all still lived at home with our mothers, but because Mark was older, it wasn’t weird to his mom that we were drinking forty ounce bottles of malt liquor and quarts of tequila. It helped that she spent a lot of time upstairs in her bedroom with the door closed, watching TV, smoking menthol 100s. Every night that fall, we had the first floor all to ourselves.

We were best friends. Always together.

We were all friends together until accidentally we were more.

[Margaret Malone's writing has appeared in The Missouri Review, Swink, The Wordstock Ten Anthology and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2009 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Fiction and a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. To contact her, visit her website at]

Margaret will be reading along with contributors Tom Spanbauer,  Michael Sage Ricci, Liz Prato, Charles Dye, J. W. Griffith and Brad Rosen on December 17th at The Woods. The facebook event is here. Books will be available at the event. You can also order books through Publication Studio here.

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