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An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox's writing has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books), The Adirondack Review, Chicago Tribune's Printers Row, Chicago Quarterly Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Fiction Southeast, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, MJI News, The Saturday Evening Post, The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, NPR, and Sequestrum, among others. Jen's writing has been nominated for a Pushcart and multiple Best of the Net anthologies. She is a Writing Coach, educator, and the Academic Programs Manager at OSU's Leadership Initiative. Jen earned her BA in English from Otterbein and her MFA from Bennington. She is the author of After the Gazebo (NYC, New York: Rain Mountain Press), and she recently completed a collection of short fabulist fiction, The Glass City, which won the 2016 Prize Americana (Hollywood Books International). An excerpt of The Glass City also earned finalist status in the 2016 Calvino Prize from The University of Louisville. Jen's work has earned finalist status in the Dundee International Book Competition and a semifinalist status in the Book Pipeline Competition. Find her here: www.jenknox.com
Feb 12, 2019 · 3,746 words (14 minutes)
"Rattle walked the loop at sunrise and sunset. At dawn, he was quick-footed, ignoring joints that ached and scraped as though rusted. He pushed on, to the first big rock, shaking the bones and waking the tendons. The stiffness would ease after a quarter-mile."
Nov 23, 2018 · 4,247 words (16 minutes) · 101 views
Jeff will be my first arrest. I don’t dislike the guy, but it’ll be easy, make me look tough out of the gate. The first arrest is a big deal, and I happen to know that Jeff will break the law any given day he finds breath in his lungs.