From her sick chair near her bedroom window on the second floor, she could look down on the devastation but do nothing.
Kathlene Postma has published fiction, poetry, nonfiction and visual art in print and online magazines, including Los Angeles Review, Hawaii Review, Zyzzyva, Natural Bridge, Blood Orange, Rougarou, Green Mountains Review, Iron Horse Review, and other journals. Her creative nonfiction piece “Becoming Foreign” was cited in Best American Travel Writing. She’s currently at work on a collection of fairy tales for adults entitled The Keys to Her Own Kingdom as well as an autobiographical novel about an unremarkable woman who gets cancer, keeps a journal, and discovers in the writing that her life is an epic tale of discovery, triumph, and joy. Kathlene teaches creative writing and literature at Pacific University.