"All of the Above," fiction short story submission, 10/28/17 to Jeffery E. Smith Editor's Prize, The Missouri Review.
Dead on the outskirts of town
where starched shirts are delivered
but no one cares
for a curled and matted coat
or Old Spice lining his veins
his dish nearly full
but I don't remember shirts
scattered on the floor
or my dog mangy and mortal
as he hit the ditch, innocuous
and trusted, his eye a chewy bone
fetched from a toy box.
Lying alone, no one comes
to pick up the shirts
or articulate the knit of fur.
"Never Again Would Bird's Song Be The Same" by Robert Frost.
"Wakefield" by Nathaniel Hawthorn.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
The Liars Club by Mary Karr
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.
Rosemary Gegare has been penning her thoughts, feelings, and memories on paper for years. After completing her BA and MA from Wisconsin Universities, she received a fellowship to Northern Michigan University’s three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program beginning in August of 2001: one of three writers chosen each year for fellowship.
She immediately applied her skills to teaching Introduction to Composition classes, graduating in 2004 with her MFA in Creative Writing. Her MFA Dissertation titled, "The White Lie of Winter" can be found at Northern Michigan's Library.
She substitute taught in the elementary and high schools in the UP. She also taught beginning poetry at the local Peter White Library.
Rosemary has been a choir member for over fifteen years at St. Michael Parish and was the Director of Room at the Inn for five years. She and her husband continue to serve the homeless community.
She lives in Au Train, Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula with her husband, Jim, and labrador retriever, Clancy. They moved north from their Green Bay, Wisconsin home.