Fiction. Short Stories. SOME PLACES WORTH LEAVING is a collection of short stories about women and girls and their attempts at escaping various emotional, physical, and spiritual predicaments. From creative and sometimes disturbing coping mechanisms to revenge fantasies, bad habits and magic spells, the characters in these stories provide an invitation into the dark side of what it is like to be female and the lengths women will go to survive in the world.
Dani Burlison is the editor and creator of the anthology All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body (PM Press, 2019) and Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney's Internet Tendency column of the same name. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Yes! Magazine, Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus, and Made Local Magazine. Her writing can also be found at Ms. Magazine, Earth Island Journal, WIRED, Utne, The Writer, Portland Review, Ploughshares, Vestal Review, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Shareable, Bike Monkey Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle, and more. She teaches, writes, and lives in Santa Rosa, CA.Author City: SANTA ROSA, CA USA