Fiction. Short Stories. Clown parents parse their disappointment in their non-clown son and their fears for his future in a nuclear-armed world. A clockwork girl discovers a discarded and disemboweled female body. Aliens, mermaids, and dragons call to us. In ten short stories brimming with captivating imagery, Siân Griffiths, author of BORROWED HORSES, spins the familiar on its heels. Unorthodox and lyric, witty and heart-felt, THE HEART KEEPS FAULTY TIME bears witness to the struggle to reconcile our visions of ourselves with the reality of our circumstances.
Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she teaches creative writing at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Cincinnati Review, American Short Fiction (online), among other publications. Her debut novel BORROWED HORSES (New Rivers Press, 2013) was a semi-finalist for the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her most recent works are THE HEART KEEPS FAULTY TIME (Bull City Press, 2020) and SCRAPPLE (Braddock Avenue Books, 2020). Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial teams at Barrelhouse and American Short Fiction.Author City: OGDEN, UT USA