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Works in Lost in Tall Grass include:
Snake and Toad*
Braided into the scrub brush,
I saw them,
snake and toad,
black garter slender as my beckoning finger,
except for its bulging jaw
stretched madly around half the toad,
head already gone,
belly the blue-white of fern tendrils still curled underground,
motionless except for the ripple of skin
stretched thin across its still-beating heart.
*First appeared in Forge Journal (Fall 2012)
What Readers Are Saying:
Your work is amazing!!!
—Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie
Laura Schulkind writes with such a tender touch, her words collectively live among one another like a garden, so natural is the flow and musicality of this beautifully paced, heartfelt prose. The stories Schulkind pens are about everyday people living in an everyday world and once engaged, their narratives come alive and sweep you up. You’ll bask in the humanity—prose so passionate, yet not contrived, so elegant, surely not forced. It all flows—the words, the characters’ stories—coming back to you days after you’ve taken these enriching stories in.
—Jim Sampas, producer and founder, Reimagine Studios
Laura Schulkind has not only the gift of teasing character from incidentals of appearance and intuition, but a passionate social awareness that allows her characters to live in the real circumstances of a vast variety of American surroundings—from the barrio to the corner office.
—Dan Zegart, author of Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry and Your Father’s Voice: Letters for Emmy About Life with Jeremy—and Without Him After 9/11
Laura Schulkind is a versatile, fiercely talented writer. I’ve read her poetry, short stories, and chapters from her novel-in-progress, and I truly enjoy her eloquent prose.
—Corina Vacco, author of My Chemical Mountain (Delacorte, June 2013)
Laura Schulkind is a writer of remarkable talent. From her lyric poetry that often seems to grow directly from nature to the epic sweep of her fiction, she exhibits a superb attention to detail and an ability to create complex yet easy-to-identify characters who weave their way through intricate plot twists to a stunning climax. Her new novel, The Justice Center, a murder mystery set in Washington, DC, is sure to thrill and excite every reader.
—John Putnam, author of Into the Face of the Devil