[the book is THE FROZEN MOMENT. the publication date is DECEMBER 17th. here's a little TASTE of one of the stories...]
YOU SAID BOY by Tori Malcangio
You were hardly showing that day. The minor bump under your t-shirt could have easily been mistaken for a large meal. Though at five months along, you’d probably already Googled “Down syndrome” every morning, every night, every moment the reality grew physically intolerable. I imagine you let your long fingers tap, tap out the two words on your keyboard because it was the closest thing to regurgitating them. In your desperate search did you secretly hope to run across an herb or yoga pose to stop the Syndrome, wherever it was at that point, and hold him steady at almost, not quite full-blown Downs? Though at that point, everything had already been cast in flesh and bone.
[Tori Malcangio is a freelance advertising copywriter, mom, cereal expert, ninja, etc. in San Diego. Current Pushcart Prize nominee; Winner of 2010 Waasmode Fiction Prize; Finalist in 2010 Iowa Review Fiction Contest. Publications: ZYZZYVA; Passages North; Smokelong Quarterly; Pearl Magazine; Literary Mama; The Reader; and more. Story forthcoming in Cream City Review. MFA candidate at Bennington College. Oh, the mom blog that's anything but: halfassedmom.com.]
Tori and fellow The Frozen Moment contributors Nicole Vollrath, Andrew Printer and Judy Reeves will read from the Anthology on Sunday, January 21, at The Ink Spot in San Diego. Publication date for The Frozen Moment anthology is December 17th. You can order books through Publication Studio here.