This story features Jaycee Stevens, the heroine of my second novel DIFFERENT ROADS when she was an eight-year-old and was written in tribute to the undying spirit of an abused child.
I am extremely proud to have my story published by this fine publication. Presently, New Works Review is in its eighth year and is considered one of the premier Internet literary magazines. It is visited by approximately 5,000 readers each month who access approximately 12,000 of its pages, and these visits are not just "hits"--they represent visitors who stay on NWR for one-half hour or more.
NWR regularly features fiction, poetry, artwork, book reviews, and interviews in their quarterly editions. They also present two annual awards--the Stanley Kunitz Award for excellence in poetry, and the Georges Simenon Award for fiction. NWR has also featured both poetry and fiction nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Please read "Hope Chest" and the other wonderful stories featured in this Spring 2008 edition.