Published on Reflex Press: Eyes snap open, stirred by a silent alarm. She peels stiff covers from her frigid skin, chilled by a thermostat set to 64 degrees, even in winter. Gray-socked feet hit the stained carpet, and she wiggles her toes. They’re painted a forbidden red.
Elle writes curious fiction from beyond the rabbit hole and performs heart surgery on manuscripts missing their soul. She’s currently revising her debut novel and drinking a lot of wine. When Elle’s not writing, you can find her on a community theatre stage pretending she’s someone else or panic-eating peanut butter in the upstairs closet.
Elle has her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and her BA in English from Thomas Edison State University.
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