“Us” by Grant Faulkner

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When all she wants is a little peace, she’s gifted with a trip to a backwoods hippie spa, chauffeured by her fifteen-year-old daughter with a led foot and a poor attitude, and forced to stop every ten miles because her husband insisted on a 24-ounce coffee at the last bathroom stop. Life is a losing battle, and her troops have abandoned her.


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About the Author
Grant Faulkner likes big stories and small stories. He is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including The Southwest Review, Green Mountains Review, and PANK. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He recently published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, two of which are included in Best Small Fictions 2016. His book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo, will come out with Chronicle Books in the fall of 2017.
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