Excerpt from “Cabbage and Salt in the Wound” by Kate Landers

Our newest anthology is finally here! It features 19 different writers, all Chattanooga locals or CWG members who sent us their best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for our 2021 Spring Writing Contest and our first-ever Monthly Contest series. Kate Landers took 1st place in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Creative Culinary Creations in the spring contest.

Kate has been a member of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild since moving to the area in 2015. She writes short stories, children’s literature, humorous poems, and the occasional blog or tweet. Outside of writing, she enjoys cooking, paddleboarding, and skating for Chattanooga Roller Derby.

Here is an excerpt from her short story, “Cabbage and Salt in the Wound.”

Shae blew her nose and sighed. “What am I going to say to her?”
“To Janelle?”
“Yeah. I mean, she’s an orphan now.”
“I don’t think you’re called an orphan when you’re 46 years old.”
Shae stepped up to the bowl of coleslaw and added some salt. “You know what I mean. She doesn’t have a mother or a father now.”
“Well, I think she’s learned to live without a mother.”

To read the full story, pick up your copy of our anthology at one of our upcoming meetings or check out Amazon.com!

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