It is about the essential parts of story. The bones. The steel rods and rings. The skin that goes white with tension. Tolerating that kind of discomfort takes practice, yes, but it is exhilarating....more
Claire Rudy Foster is the author of I’ve Never Done This Before. Her work has appeared on National Public Radio and in McSweeney’s, The Establishment, and many other journals. Her fiction was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the WFSA Small Press Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon.