Rita Reads From Milk House Water

I’m thrilled to have won first place in the Leslie Garrett Knoxville Writers Guild Short Fiction Contest. Two days before I received the news, my story “Milk House Water” was also accepted for publication in the Chaffin Journal. Don’t we all need affirmations like that from time to time.


6 Responses to Rita Reads From Milk House Water

  1. Karen Palmieri November 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Congratulations on your award. I’m so proud of you my dear friend. Wouldn’t your Dad love that his little girl is “fine..just fine.” Thank you for sharing. Love to Rory, too.

  2. Barb Welsh November 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Wonderful story; wonderful voice; wonderful woman.

  3. Kathy Donovan November 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    I continue to be overwhelmed by you thoughtfulness, sensitivity and scope; a person I did not know in college has become close to my heart.

  4. Allyson November 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Mom, you are so naturally gifted, yet you work so hard on your craft. Here, time and talent mix with beautiful results. Your voice is soothing to all, not just your adoring family.

  5. Margaret Turner November 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Such a vivid story, Rita. Congratulations and keep up the writing of life.

  6. Marian Weld Oviedo November 16, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Wow, Rita! You certainly are a gifted writer. I felt I was there, on the farm, as you read the story. And now I want to know “what happened next?” Keep writing.

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