“Why Don’t You…” by Candace Walsh (Fiction ’19)

Fiction alumn Candace Walsh was recently featured in LEON Literary Review. Read an excerpt from “Why Don’t You…” below:

Why Don’t You…

Nick likes to tell the story of how we met, and I know exactly when to smile, nod, and roll my eyes. But here’s my version.

I was dressed head-to-toe in a faux pas. A boring oatmeal linen dress, to be specific, at a party with a Wear red! dress code, on an invite for an event honoring the dowager of fashion dictates, Diana Vreeland, at the Costume Institute.

My boss Lucia, who pulled her hair back from her temples so hard it hurt my scalp to look at her, tossed the thick white invite on my desk. Glossed black words debossed like teethmarks next to a red gardenia.

Continue reading here:  Candace Walsh | LEON Literary Review