Kelly Fordon

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Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online, Rattle, The Florida Review, The Windsor Review, The Montreal Review and various other journals. Her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2015 and was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, an IPPY finalist for the short story, a Foreword Reviews' Indiefab finalist, a Midwest Book Award finalist and an Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. A poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House, was published by Kattywompus Press in 2019 and a new short story collection, I Have the Answer, is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press in 2020 . She is also the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks. She works for the Inside O ...more

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Let’s deconstruct a story!


Today Laura Thomas and I will be discussing the story “Sole Suspect” which first appeared in Midwestern Gothic and is included in her  2017 award-winning short story collection, States of Motion. 


In order to get the most out of our discussion, you might want to read the story first and then listen to our conversation afterward. Here’s a PDF of the st

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