Maya lived with Peter for fourteen years without God’s or Dade County’s blessing. When Peter died and his children flew in and divided the property—the art, the furnishings, even the clothing—she held back tears until they left, then cried abundantly in the mornings when his death seemed most impossible, a nightmare carried into day. His… [Read More]
R.L. Maizes’ stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, The Barcelona Review, Blackbird, Slice, The MacGuffin, and other literary magazines. She has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open Contest and won Slice Magazine’s 2012 Spring Spotlight Competition. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Spirituality & Health, and other national publications. She recently completed a collection of short stories.