Friday, December 2, 2011

a taste of the frozen moment: MESSY THINGS, PEPPER TREES

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


I am in the recovery room with my legs propped open and a sun lamp warming the torn place. If the doctor had arrived sooner he could have made a neat cut to open my vagina enough for the baby’s head and shoulders to fit through without tearing, but the nurses weren’t taught how to make the cut. Plus they didn’t have the knives.

[Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur who has published four books on the craft including A Writer’s Book of Days, which was named
Best General Nonfiction in the 2011 San Diego Book Awards. She lives in San Diego and is cofounder of San Diego Writers, Ink. Her website is: ]

Judy and fellow The Frozen Moment contributors Nicole Vollrath, Andrew Printer and Tori Malcangio will read from the Anthology on Sunday, January 21, at The Ink Spot in San Diego. The Frozen Moment anthology comes out on December 17th. You can order books through Publication Studio here

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