“The Language of Flowers” by Steve Adams

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A man looks back on a wild love affair with a married woman who was afraid of her husband taking her daughter from her if he found out. The man fantasizes about where she is now, thinking back over their last encounter, the bloody handprints marking the wall.


The Language of Flowers

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About the Author
Steve Adams’s creative nonfiction was included in the 2014 Pushcart Prize XXXVIII anthology and has been published in Willow Springs, The Pinch, Grist, Notre Dame Magazine, and elsewhere. His fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, anthologized, and published in Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Chicago Review, Georgetown Review, and elsewhere. His craft and process essays have been published in Glimmer Train's Bulletin and Talking Writing. He’s won Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, been a guest artist at The University of Texas, a scholar at the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, a resident artist at Jentel, and his plays have been produced in New York City. He is a writing coach in Austin at www.steveadamswriting.com
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