C.E. Coughlan’s work has been published in Geist, Grain and the anthology Emerge. The Wigmaker, her collection of short stories was published in 2007 by Smart Cookie Publishing. Her piece, "Once," was a runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest.
C. E. Coughlan
Runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more
The next performer, Coco, a six-year-old Belgian shepherd, stood on his back legs and hopped alongside a woman wearing white go-go boots who jiggled her hips in time to “ymca.” Coco weaved between her legs, rolled across her feet, lay on his back and kicked his legs in the air. The woman’s brow was furrowed and sweat ran down her face. Coco bounded in front of her, then backed through her legs and sneezed twice. The judges looked at each other and one of them wrote something down. more
Jim Slater would be judging the competition for Bindertwine Queen that afternoon and wanted to drive over to the festival in his new tractor and park in front of the crowd, but his wife said that it was the Contestants’ day and not his day, and so he more