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The green fairy

"The Green Fairy" is an excerpt from Britt’s forthcoming novel A HISTORY OF INDECENT BEHAVIOR beginning in 1939 Paris, at the Moulin Rouge. This multigenerational family novel follows the showgirl descendants of Rosa la Rouge, muse of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as they journey from wartime Paris, to mid-century Las Vegas burlesque, to the contemporary New York art scene, in their struggle for intimacy and survival. Third-generation Can Can dancer Kit wants nothing more than to escape the brothel and make a better life for her family. Her daughter Vanguard likewise desires escape—from a secret teenaged pregnancy and adoption she hides at the cost of her marriage and family. Twenty-five-year-old Tisha fights to make her own decisions, and understand her family’s estrangement in hopes of a reunion while there is still time.

A HISTORY OF INDECENT BEHAVIOR was a semi-finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award, and is supported by a novel writing grant from Wedgwood Circle.

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Flower pepper

“Flower Pepper” is a short story about an adopted Chinese girl suffering Reactive Attachment Disorder. The story was a finalist for the Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, and the Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. It was also awarded a fellowship from Abroad Writers Conference, in a contest judged by Robert Olen Butler.


junkfood activism: how stepford became shorthand for a certain kind of woman

“Retroview” review of THE STEPFORD WIVES by Ira Levin (forthcoming).
(New York, NY: Random House, 1972, 145 pages, $4.95, hardcover)