The CLOCKHOUSE Volume Nine submissions period will open on August 15. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from Volume One:
From Mary Johnson's Red Dress (Creative Non-Fiction):
…I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror. I’d never been too pleased with my reflection. The absence of mirrors for twenty years had been a plus as far as I was concerned. During those years as a nun, I’d noticed that some sisters snuck glimpses in a window’s reflection, even though doing so was listed as a fault against modesty. When I’d occasionally caught a peek of myself, the sight had always startled me, as it did when I walked down those elegant stairs in Issey Miyake’s flagship store. Who was that woman gazing back, and what was she doing where she didn’t belong?
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