May 01

April 50 Words for $50 Contest Winner: Barbara Harroun

Congratulations to Blotterature‘s April 50 Words for $50 Contest Winner Barbara Harroun!

Elvis Resurrected

I wrapped her breasts in ace bandages, then duct tape. Preshow prep in flesh colored underwear, her hair still damp from the temporary dye. Black rimmed the nape of her neck like wept mascara. Bird boned. In the mirror she swung her am and boomeranged her hips. The King reborn.


Barbara Harroun is an Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University. Her most recent work is forthcoming or appearing in Per Contra Fiction, Fiction Southeast, Watershed Review and Spelk. Her favorite creative endeavors are her awesome kids, Annaleigh and Jack. When she isn’t writing, reading, or teaching, she can be found walking her beloved dog, Banjo, or engaging in literacy activism and radical optimism.

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