Fiction  |  76,172 words

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The Year of the Dahlia

As a step toward healing after a tragic loss, Olive, her mother Ellen, and their three horses move to a cold, wet Pacific Northwest town. They try to assimilate into their new environment as they’re haunted by mysterious signs from Olive’s sister, who drowned last May. Through encounters with neighboring Dahlia farmers, a Salish Indian teenage boy who harbors feelings for Olive, and an English teacher struggling to write her own story, their lives begin to take root. When one of Olive’s horses is injured by a gunshot, this unlikely group of residents and their respective stories become more and more tightly intertwined.

Fiction  |  76,172 words

ABOUT the author

Lisa Regen

Lisa writes fiction and creative non-fiction. She holds a B.A. of English Literature from DePaul University (Chicago) and has studied extensively at Seattle’s literary center, Hugo House. Her work has appeared in The Citron Review, The Belletrist, Adanna, Shark Reef, and other journals. Her audio piece, Cultural Conversations, aired on Bellevue radio station KBCS. She owns and manages The Medium, a graphic design firm in North Bend, Washington.

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