Fiction | March 01, 2007

Winner of the 2006 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for fiction

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The woman who was not my mother was named Sheila Stanton, and at the age of nineteen she was held captive for ninety-one days by the Red Ribbon Strangler.  That was during 1967, the Summer of Love.  After she was freed by a swat team, Stanton found herself the nation’s celebrity du jour.

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