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Stephanie Kallos

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Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theatre as an actor and teacher. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a Raymond Carver Award. Her first novel, BROKEN FOR YOU, received the Pacific Northwest Book Award, the Washington State Book Award, and was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as the December 2004 selection for "The Today Show." Her second novel, SING THEM HOME, was featured as an IndieBound selection and chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Top Ten Books of 2009. Her third novel, LANGUAGE ARTS, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the spring of 2015. Stephanie lives with her husband and sons in North Seattle.

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Romeo's Last Stand (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is one of several stories about actors that I hope to one day publish as part of a collection called "Thirty-three."
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Description: This story first appeared in CARVE, an online literary magazine, in January 2003. It is one of many short stories about actors that I hope to publish in a collection called "Thirty-three."
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“Less is less. Heartbreak is heartbreak. You think I'm sitting here gloating. Telling myself that my suffering beats yours? Hurt is hurt. You don't measure these things.”
Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You

“Her heart was finished. It bore, perhaps, records of life, but it wasn't alive. Too late for decoration. Too late for effects. Further handling could only result in cracks and fractures. People could cut themselves on the edgesof her heart, she was sure of it.”
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“Love? It's when you don't give a thought to all the ifs and want-to's in the world. It's when if all the fires of hell were between you, you'd walk in them gladly to be with him, and sing with joy at your own burnin' if only his kiss was on your mouth.”
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“I am large, I contain multitudes”
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“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”
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