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Author:Anne Leigh Parrish

"The Professor" appeared in the debut issue of Souvenir.  ...

posted on: Jan 28 2013

Language is A Living Thing

These days, as the anniversary of her death approaches, I think often of my mother.  A professor of literature, with a PhD from Harvard, her presence was intimidating.  She could read in six languages: French, English, Latin, Greek, Italian, and German.  She had little patience...

posted on: Jan 22 2013

New Work

Two new stories will appear soon! "Trial By Luck" appeared in Issue 02 of Yeah Write! Literary Magazine.  Available for purchase here. "The Professor" is forthcoming in the debut issue of the online literary magazine, Souvenir. ...

posted on: Jan 21 2013

On This Inauguration Day

New beginnings, renewed hope and energy.  A steadfast commitment to the years ahead and to the work they will require.  I think of all these things on this inauguration day.  As a writer, my thoughts turn to my chosen profession, and its particular challenges –...

Artichokes

“Artichokes” appeared in the January 2013 issue of Spartan.  Read online...

An Act of Concealment, finalist Jack Dryer Fiction Prize

“An Act of Concealment,” was chosen as a finalist by Carolyn Alessio in the 2013 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, and will appear in the winter/spring 2013 issue of Crab Orchard Review.  This story serves as the first chapter in her novel-in-progress, Faith. Publication pending....

posted on: Jan 14 2013

Where Love Lies featured in Literary Orphans

Her story, “Where Love Lies,” appeared last October in Issue 03 of Literary Orphans. "Where Love Lies" can be read online, at http://www.literaryorphans.org/?wpb_portfolio=where-love-lies-by-anne-leigh-parrish...

posted on: Jan 14 2013

All The Roads That Lead From Home

Anne’s debut story collection, All The Roads That Lead From Home, won the 2012 Independent Book Publishers Silver Medal for best short story fiction....

Why We Write

The answer to that question has changed for me over the years.  In the beginning, I told myself that writing was my calling, a destiny I had to follow, lured on by the love of language.  Writing was a magic power to capture some little...

In a Word: Love

I went on vacation a few weeks ago – eleven whole days away from home.   With me were my husband, son, daughter, daughter's best friend, and three off-kilter dogs.  Up on Orcas Islands in the San Juans of Washington State, one isn't exactly cut off. ...