I didn’t hear it coming. I was walking west on B—Street in lower Manhattan, minding my own business in my own neighborhood, enjoying the careless sunshine on the wide, uncrowded sidewalk, trying to avoid the cracks. Suddenly a bicycle sailed up from behind and tore past me on the sidewalk, just grazing my left sleeve…. [Read More]
Deborah Clearman is the author of the novel Todos Santos (Black Lawrence Press 2010). Her short stories have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Connecticut Review, storySouth, and many other journals. Formerly program director of NY Writers Coalition, she has led numerous NYWC creative writing workshops. Since 2011, she has led weekly writing workshops for women in jail on Rikers Island. Her website is deborahclearman.com.