Fiction. Short Stories. In the wake of an ill-fated affair with her professor, a young woman begins a cruel sexual relationship with an intellectually disabled neighbor. A cop and a robber prepare for Christmas as their romantic fortunes shift. An elementary school teacher's struggles with the demands of her mentally ill spouse lead her to act unethically with one of her students. A young couple's sexual fetish has them stealing keys to the public library. Two workers in a family business get stoned and make a bet that could change the dynamics of their family. A young boy works to manage his mentally ill mother, while a mother remembers the havoc her post-partum depression wreaked on her family. And a dark riff on "Sleeping Beauty" explores the destruction of a relationship and the dangers of having a predatory heart.
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Rachel Haley Himmelheber lives in the forested mountains of western North Carolina with her hound dog Jelly. She teaches in the undergraduate creative writing program at Warren Wilson College.Author City: USA