The Art in Fiction

A short story of mine, “Translation,” appears in the Fall 2008 issue of Hyphen.  For me, the most interesting part of having a story in a magazine is the accompanying art.  Initially, the illustration threw me off — it seemed almost scary to me.  But then I thought about my story, and seen from the point of view of the mother character, I can see the fear that pervades throughout.

Chloe Bonfield

This is what I enjoy the most about having an artist interpret your work: seeing something that wasn’t there before.

By the way, I wrote the first draft of this story in 2004.  Patience is indeed a virtue.

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