Karen Finneyfrock’s debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010.  She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program.

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Epilogue

Strawberry Fields Forever

"Each morning, I pull back the leafy canopy to look for some order and sense in being alive and usually find half-formed ideas, unripe and white as a frog’s belly."
Creative Writing

The Shortest Day of the Year

"I was disobeying two of our sacred family rules. 'No cookies after nine o’clock. No television after four. Don’t be sassy to the doctors. If you find a strange man in the living room at night, scream for Dad.'" Fiction by Karen Finneyfrock.
Creative Writing

The Crush

A poem by Karen Finneyfrock
Feature

Some (Kind of) Apology

A poem by Karen Finneyfrock. Read now in our Seattle edition.
Feature

Some (Kind of) Apology

A poem by Karen Finneyfrock. Read now in our Seattle edition.
Poetry

Some (Kind of) Apology

Someone who (arguably) owed me an apology, for (maybe) years, and (possibly) encouraged me to take the blame myself, which I (might) have done out of instilled Christian values, or practiced Buddhist mindfulness, or (perhaps) internalized...