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Carol J. Arnold was awarded New Millennium Journal’s 2009 first prize for flash fiction. Her work has appeared in the Traveler’s Tales’ anthology, Best Women’s Travel Writing, and numerous literary journals. One of her short stories was a finalist for the Steinbeck Short Story Award. Her short essays have been featured on San Francisco’s National Public Radio. She can be reached at


A Full Boil

Issue No. 163 ~ December, 2010

But this night, turnips were her concern, not Allison. “Carrots would be easy,” she grumbled to Warren, “but what could be more hateful than a turnip?”