Diane Simmons has published short fiction in numerous journals,
including Northwest Review, Fiction, Green Mountains Review and
Blood Orange Review with new work forthcoming in Beloit Fiction
Journal. Her novel, Dreams Like Thunder (Story Line Press) won
the Oregon Book Award for Fiction. See excerpts from recently
published short fiction and links to journals on her blog: http://
Nov 08 2019
Nobody Goes to the Gulag Anymore
At least not in the Czech Republic. But it’s the first thing I need to see. So I take the train from Prague to Pribram, fifty miles to the south.
Mar 01 2010
It’s 1975, and Len had known about the pipeline. But he thought it would be far away, lost in the immense space of Alaska, a trickle of silver sliding alone silently in the vast slope of snow. As he lay on his bunk in Folsom, he had not thought of it being right here, a fat, ugly snake of greed and pollution; he had not imagined it strangling the little snow-covered log town he had fallen in love with.