account_circle by Cheri Johnson
Cheri Johnson grew up in Lake of the Woods County in northern Minnesota. Her fiction and poetry have been published in many journals and magazines, including The Blue Skunk Review, Dust and Fire, Gypsy Cab and Poetry Motel, and her reviews and essays have been published in The Minnesota Women's Press, Siren and The Hollins Critic. She has an MA in English and creative writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.


The Potato Day Queen

Issue No. 59 ~ April, 2002

As soon as I saw Ruth’s car backing into the driveway I ran out onto the lawn, and when she opened her door I said, “In urban communities it has been the potato which has almost single-handedly brought about the abolishment of scurvy.” Ruth handed …