The Drunken Witch of Birch Street
by Kristie Smeltzer
…Granny Clery blamed my lack of the family eyes on my Italian father and Hazel’s on her wicked spirit. But neither of us, not a one, ever fit in since…..
Kristie Smeltzer’s writing has appeared in So to Speak, The Florida Review, Eclectica Magazine, and The Apeiron Review. Her story, “Bridges,” was a runner-up Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art’s 2007 Fiction Contest. Her story, “The Fine Art of Goldfish,” received an honorable mention in the WriterHouse/C-ville Weekly 2015 Fiction Contest and appears in Apeiron Review’s Issue 10. Kristie is currently working on two novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida. She resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches at WriterHouse.
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