Cover Photo: image by The British Library/flickr
image by The British Library/flickr

Imaginary Children

“A woman without a child is defined by what she does not have.”

Belle Boggs


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Huck Finn

you make me puke


Frog and ToadEloiseOwl at HomeMouse Soup

Mattaponi Queen

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Daily MirrorNew York Daily NewsTulane Drama Review

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Infertility and the Creative Spirit


To the LighthouseMrs. Dalloway

Doctor Who

Harry PotterTwilight



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Belle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, and Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River. The Art of Waiting is longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and was named a best book of 2016 by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and O the Oprah Magazine. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Glimmer Train, the Oxford American, Slate, Orion, Ecotone, and other publications, and she teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.