A graduate of the MFA program at Bowling Green State University, Gabrielle Hovendon is currently at work on a novel about the lives of two mathematicians. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Redivider, Tupelo Quarterly and Ninth Letter. She lives and teaches in Athens, Georgia.
Oct 13 2015
A Quiet Pilgrimage to Every Last Ruined Saint
We meet throwing rocks at the Shkola 837, and right away I know we’ll be friends. Zhivka has a terrible overhand but an angry set to her jaw that makes me step back and watch. A stone sails whitely through the air and connects with glass, and then she goes for another. The window shatters. We’re thirteen years old, artists in the making. Failure running through our lives like a rotted thread.