At the end of the path, just before the turn that would take her to the convent, she stood facing the hedge, running her hands along the bushes. “Here,” she muttered to herself, “here, here,” pushing a little at the dense green branches. And finally, her hand went in, a space big enough for a slender girl to push through.
MARY GRIMM has had two books published, Left to Themselves (novel) and Stealing Time (story collection) - both by Random House. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Antioch Review, and the Mississippi Review, as well as in a number of journals that publish flash fiction. Currently, she is working on a historical novel set in 1930s Cleveland. She teaches fiction writing at Case Western Reserve University.
“Everyone Has a Gift” is our second installment of Mary Grimm’s novelette, Nothing Bad. Follow this link to read part 1, “The Fire:” https://maydaymagazine.com/nothing-bad-part-1-the-fire-by-mary-grimm/
Pyrokinesis. Cigarette breaks. Nuns! Our serialization of Mary Grimm’s novelette starts now, with “The Flame.”