One of my short stories is featured in the latest issue of Mannequin Envy. It’s called Coffee Wisdom. There are poems and stories by Susan Slaviero, Meg Pokrass, Jeff Klooger, Paul Fisher, Jeff Calhoun, and many others.
I love the paintings by Pauline Lim, very surreal and Frida Kahloish.
Published by Christine
Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog
View all posts by Christine
9 thoughts on “Latest Edition of Mannequin Envy”
Wonderfully written, but such a tease. I wanted more.
oh that was a delight… i had a friend,, a girl from Romania who used to read the grounds left in the bottom of the tiny demitasse cups in which she always served her coffee… none of them ever materialized,,, but it was an adventure just the same…..
Congratulations, and what a wonderful story. I was taken with the details, the pacing, the telling. I like the sharp arc of it.
(I *just* used “Stalactites” in a poem today. Really. And I did not read your story first. That blows me away. :-0)
Thanks, guys. Collin, maybe I’ll write a part 2. I submitted the story as flash fiction, so I had to be brief.
Paisley, the one part of the story that comes from real life is having my coffee grounds read by a friend. It was fun! I can’t remember what she predicted, but I think she said I would be rich, and that sure hasn’t come true.
Deb, synchronicity strikes again….
Such imagination and attention to detail. Christine, I love it.
How did I miss this post. You know I read it and loved it. Very well done, C.
I just read it, and I love it, Christine! I love Ana from Zagreb. I mean, I just instantly liked her, as well as the narrator. I agree with Christine’s comment about the details. Your details are excellent! I am always impressed by flash when it’s done well, because I can’t do it. I will, however, study what you have done to try to learn more. An exceptional piece. Congratulations on a well deserved publication!
You certainly created quite a strong visual in a small package. Congrats and thanks for dropping by.