Faye Rapoport DesPres

“Still Life with PTSD and Geese”

These are strange, almost surreal times. Amidst all the chaos, I was honored to be published by an innovative literary journal called Bending Genres. The April issue came out today, and I can’t wait to read it. My very short creative nonfiction piece, “Still Life with PTSD and Geese,” is, in a way, appropriate. I wrote it before the current worldwide health crisis, but it oddly echoes, I think, some of the thoughts and feelings many of us are experiencing today.

Creative nonfiction is in itself kind of a “bent genre,” with truth and creative memory/imagination merging as the writer crafts a piece, or “fashions a text.” So, if you are looking for something to do while under stay-at-home orders, here is a link to my work, featured so kindly with the other great writers in the issue. There’s a lot of great reading to be had here.

Thank you to editor Robert Vaughan for accepting this essay and offering a bit of light in the current semi-darkness.

Read “Still Life with PTSD and Geese,” here.