MFAW-VT student Sam Rebelein’s short story “What Are We Going to Do to You: An Oral Essay to My Newborn Daughter Through the Window of the Maternity Ward at 3 AM” has been published in Every Day Fiction. 
A preview:

Your mom actually likes her family. I was just thinking about that. It was thee first thing I loved about her. I loved how simple it seemed, and how much it made me ache.
See, we met at a bar. Tried to light this conversation together. The phrase people usually use, obviously, is, “We struck up a conversation”. But I don’t think that’s quite right. Because it brings a match to mind. That sudden, beautifully pungent burst of flame as you strike it. There was nothing sudden or beautiful about the way Amy, your mom, and I began. I was too guarded and unsynchronized. Too awkward. Like somebody fumbling as they pull a match out of the box, sweating with the effort.

Eventually, we struck. Or she struck me, I think.

MFAW-VT Student Sam Rebelein’s Short Story Publication
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MICHAEL KLEIN’s third book of poems, “The Talking Day” (Sibling Rivalry Press) is both a Thom Gunn Award Finalist and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. His second book, “then, we were still living” (GenPop Books), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and his first book, “1990”, tied with James Schuyler’s Collected Poems to win the award in 1993. His new book, "When I Was a Twin" will be published in the fall of 2015 by Sibling Rivalry Press. He also has written a collection of short, lyric essays, “States of Independence” which won the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook contest in non-fiction judged by Rigoberto Gonzalez and was published in 2012 and two memoirs “Track Conditions” (Lambda Literary Award finalist) and “The End of Being Known”, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. His poems, essays and interviews with American poets have appeared in POETRY, American Poetry Review, BLOOM, Fence, Tin House, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, Poets & Writers and many other publications. He has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University, Manhattanville and for the last 15 years has been part of the writing faculty at Goddard College, in Vermont. For many years he was on the faculty of the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a fellow in 1990 and now teaches at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts. He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Find him at: @boypoet
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One thought on “MFAW-VT Student Sam Rebelein’s Short Story Publication

  • July 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    That, indeed, was incredibly moving.
    I thank you for posting it.
    I thank the author for writing it.

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