Fiction. Short Stories. THE LUCKY BODY is a series of stories centering on instances of rupture in social behavior. In the title story we see a group's resolve after brutally murdering a passerby. Later, in "Spring in Zurveyta," a journalist confronts her own mortality when she is granted an interview with a ruthless dictator, only to find she has become a target. "Moving Water" shows us the impacts of second husbands and a mother's struggle to support her children. In the penultimate story, "From Anna," two travelers retell a tale of an ancient civilization where the elders had to fight to the death for the salvation of their grandchildren. And finally, in "Ahead," a man about to commit suicide decides he'd like to live when he remembers the happiness that can be found in stories.
Kyle Coma-Thompson is the author of THE LUCKY BODY and NIGHT IN THE SUN. His story "The Lucky Body" was anthologized in Vintage's New American Stories. His work has been published in Boston Review, AGNI, Bat City Review, The American Reader, and Electric Literature, among others. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.Author City: Louisville, KY USA