She whispered his words, trying to rekindle the magical spell Hubert had placed over her mother that day. Ruth hated him for doing what she couldn’t. He left.
C. A. Carey’s story, “Salt,” was published in The Rumpus in January 2017. Recently, her novel excerpt, “Drowning Freestyle” was a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition selected by Stewart O'Nan. In 2016, one of her stories was a finalist in the Writers at Work fiction contest, and in 2015, another story was a finalist in Third Coast’s fiction competition. She has also earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s September 2011 Fiction Open Contest, and in 2009 she was a finalist for New Letters Prize. She teaches English in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she lives with many cats.