At fifteen years, he gave her the pavé bracelet; at eighteen, the trip to Lake Como; and at twenty, the divorce. At first, there was only the single long, fine auburn hair wrapped, knotted really, around the button of one of his white shirts, the bottom button, the spare one that’s hidden underneath the front flap.
My short story, The Rose Garden, is now online at Redux, a new journal devoted to bringing worthy stories that were previously published by print-only journals to the attention of a wider audience. The Rose Garden first appeared in 2004 in North Dakota Quarterly's "Fiction Issue."
Redux is edited by novelist Leslie Pietrzyk, who also writes a fabulous blog about the creative process, Work-in-Progress.