Brenda Peynado

Brenda Peynado’s stories have been selected for the O. Henry Prize Stories 2015, as a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award recipient, and for other honors. Peynado has received a Fulbright fellowship to the Dominican Republic, a Writers @ Work fellowship, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and her work appears in such journals as EPOCH, the Threepenny Review, Mid-American Review, and Black Warrior Review. She received her MFA from Florida State University and is currently a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati.


The Stones of Sorrow Lake

I pressed my face to the car window to see Jackson’s hometown, the place we’d spent all our money moving to after graduation, the place we would be stuck in. It was June, the month of green. Willows everywhere wept over houses and cars and one little girl riding her bicycle. Wind from the lake […]

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