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Steve Heller directs the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Steve is the author of two published novels, The Automotive History of Lucky Kellerman (a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and QPB selection) and Father's Mechanical Universe, and a collection of short stories, The Man Who Drank a Thousand Beers. His short stories have earned many distinctions, including two O. Henry Awards. Steve's essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, including Fourth Genre, Mānoa, New Letters, Colorado Review, and American Cowboy. Steve is a regular reviewer for Literary Magazine Review and helped found two national literary journals, Hawai`i Review and Mid-American Review. He is currently nearing completion of a new novel, Return of the Ghost Killer.


Honeymooners Marathon

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"Can you hear me, Mom?" She stares straight back into my eyes, but I can tell her gaze has turned inward now. She might be dreaming once again, as her chest rises with the effort of another shallow breath. As I wait for her head to nod or simply tilt forward beneath the blue bandana, enclosed in the merciful respite of sleep, words well up inside me...

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