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Elizabeth Papazian was raised in New York City, graduated from Fordham University and has worked in a diverse background including non-profit development, corporate law, real estate, and travel. Some of her fondest memories are of traveling through Queens and Brooklyn to visit her Immigrant Irish grandparents. Her work has appeared in the 2016 Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival,, and The Ravens Perch. Currently she’s writing stories, attending workshops, and polishing up her first novel. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. Her nights reciting at local Open Mics keeps her brave. Her two rescue dogs and swimming keep her calm and inspired.


A Swimmer’s Story

Issue No. 274 ~ March, 2020

1 I dive straight and deliberately into the pool and slice the still water into a thousand ripples. The sun streams through the glass gym walls. My body glides through the chilly lane toward the finish of a lap. The pungent smell of chlorine fills …