Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small PlanetVolume III is now available for pre-order. Like the earlier volumes, this book includes 20 short stories by 20 writers set in 20 countries. Gail Tyson’s story is set in Wales.
Gail Tyson’s writing appears in such journals as The Antigonish Review, Appalachian Heritage, The Lampeter Review, and Still Point Arts Quarterly. An alumna of Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, she has attended juried workshops at Collegeville Institute, Looking Glass Mountain Writers Conference, and Rivendell Writers Colony.
Comment on “Sleep is my Tunnel”: A writing prompt at Big Pit, a working coal mine from 1880 to 1980 in Blaenavon, South Wales, inspired this story. Big Pit is now a national coal museum, and our writing group at the Dylan Thomas Summer School donned hard hats and toured the mine in June 2017 to learn more about this once-thriving Welsh industry. Sally Shivnan—a Press 53 author—asked us to imagine ourselves as a miner or a miner’s wife. This story is the result.