Jenni Prange Boran Talks About Her Story ‘Stage Four’

We asked Jackie Cassella, founder of Creative Colloquy to recommend writers for Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). She recommended three writers, all of whom graciously accepted our invitation and all of whom submitted stories that were just right for the anthology. There are two stories by Jenni Prange Boran. Here she talks about her story “Stage Four.”

“Stage Four” is the one thing I’ve written that makes me cry every single time I read it. I wrote it for my beautiful friend who was the embodiment of theatre, who brought art into the lives of all with whom she came into contact, and who was diagnosed with stage four cancer far too young. Her strength in struggle was something to behold. She passed away one day before I was scheduled to read the story aloud at a Creative Colloquy event. I have no doubt she was right there beside me on stage. 

From Mud Flat Press: We have invited the writers of Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction) to write short pieces about their stories to this blog. Stay tuned for more from others of the 19 magnificent writers in the book.

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