Jul 01

50 Words for $50 Contest June Winner: Jean-Luc Bouchard

“Deaf Ears,” by Jean-Luc Bouchard

I lost my husband in 1903. In 2002, I remarried.
They all ask: “What did you do for 99 years?”
And I used to give detailed descriptions of my career in photojournalism, of my time abroad. But I learned soon enough that all anyone wanted to hear was, “I waited.”


Jean-Luc Bouchard is a writer living in New York whose short fiction has been published in Specter, 100 Word Story, Danse Macabre, Umbrella Factory, Eastlit, and Helicon.