DEAD CANARIES: AWAKENED VOICES: THE NIGHTINGALE

“Dead Canaries: The Bruises on Our Wrists” is a short 500-word story about the injuries that victims of sexual abuse have to live with. Awakenings says: “J. Askew’s poetic piece on recovery imagines her yellow bruises as canaries, and magical realism provides a pathway to love of a body that has been through trauma. When […]

AWAKENED VOICES: THE NIGHTINGALE

“Let Me Tell You About Hazel” is a short 500-word story about the protagonist of Green Again. Awakenings says: “The post-apocalyptic world of Askew’s imagining contains graphic violence that speaks to the trauma many survivors experience, and Hazel’s strength in living through it serves as proof that healing is possible both for those who can […]