The Story Behind the Story: ‘In Your Honor’

This story started off as a poem. It as about a tree our neighbors planted in honor of my father after he died. When I found it again after some years I thought it would make a good story and immediately it became a piece about someone else. Poetry is very personal, which is probably why I rarely write it anymore. While The beauty about writing stories is the ability to escape in them and write about other people.

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Lorna Brown

About Lorna Brown

Lorna Brown’s stories have appeared in several magazines such as Eunoia Review, Litro, The Capra Review, Congruent Spaces and more are due out soon. She grew up in Ireland, but lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters and their dog.