The landing at the top of the stairs sounded the loudest lament. Her fingers traced the expansion and contraction lines on the white-washed plaster walls as she took the first steps slowly, navigating the bowed and weakened wood on the stairs. The house and her family were accustomed to her. No longer aware of the […]

About Alicia Gatto Petersen

Alicia Gatto Petersen’s life revolves around the shores of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Her poems have previously appeared in Mothers Always Write. This is her first flash fiction publication and her first in the Feminine Collective. She is honored to be part of the collective.

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