In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft essays by short story writers and novelists analyzing the openings of their own work. The series continued until just after her death in August 2017, and the full archive of those essays can be found at Bonnie’s website. In November 2017, the blog series relocated to my website, and the archive of this second stage of the series can be found here.
Today marks Eve Fisher’s third appearance at the First Two Pages since I’ve been custodian of the blog, and as always, it’s a pleasure to welcome her. Eve’s previous essays reflected on her stories “Darkness Visible” and “No Fences” for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. This time, she’s writing about “Pentecost,” her contribution to the new anthology Me Too Short Stories, edited by Elizabeth Zelvin, who appeared here last week talking about her own story for the book, “Never Again.” And next week, I’ll be hosting a third contributor Me Too, Julia Buckley.
Eve’s stories appear frequently at AHMM, and you can also find her contributing regularly to the group blog SleuthSayers, a group I was a part of for many years. A retired history professor, Eve has also written on history and economics, and she’s an advocate for non-violence workshops in prison. Find out more about Eve and her work at www.evefishermysteries.com/.
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