By: Kathie Scrimgeour
“Grandma’s Leather Sofa,” a memoir flash fiction by Shannon Lawrence, was published April 24, 2016 as part of the journal entitled, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things (MG, YA, Adult, -ISBN trade paperback: 978-1-68073-058-6, -ISBN hardcover: 978-1-68073-057-9, 151 pages), by E&GJ Press. Ember is a beautifully illustrated semiannual journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for all age groups. It is available at: E&GJ Press: http://store.egjpress.org/collections/ember/products/ej022
My grandmother was dying, and she asked my mother and I to take her home. She didn't want to die in the hospital. This is a short creative memoir of one of the nights I sat up with her.
A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in anthologies and magazines, including Under the Bed, Devolution Z, and The Deep Dark Woods. When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.