These are not my hands. But I like them.
These are not my hands. But I like them.

The cycle of living and dying continues…thankfully, so do words, and stories…and so I’m belatedly announcing the birth of Resurrection House XIII, an anthology of which editor Mark Teppo writes, “The ghosts of the past have been eaten by the children of the future: this endless cycle of birth, death, and renewal is the magic of thirteen.” Between the covers of XIII you will find my story, “Rabbit, Cat, Girl,” which I hope you will enjoy. (I’ve written about the process of writing this story here and elsewhere on the blog.)

More information about the anthology can be found at

I’ve been relatively quiet on the blog lately. During the silence, I finished a reasonably far-along draft of my novel, The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival. And now my hands (and the rest of me) work on final-ish revisions of The Watery Girl.

My intention is that 2015 will be an interesting writing year. Please stay tuned.

3 thoughts on “Belated, but still relevant: Thirteen

  1. Hi Becky,
    I’m sorry I never responded to your beautiful note to me. Thank you for all your kind words and memories. When I heard about Bev Price’s passing, I knew I had to write you. I hope you are finding joy and inspiration and love in Yellow Springs. I visit fairly often! I am still connected with Jim and Rosemary Bailey, Fern Opatow, and others. I was there in November for Pat Dell’s memorial service. Perhaps we can get together on my next visit! One thing I am puzzled about–did we know each other at the Antioch School or at Mills Lawn? I student taught at AS in 1976 in both Bev’s and Bill’s classes and with Pat Dell at Mills Lawn in 1975. Then I worked at Arthur Morgan Middle School in 1978-79, Mills Lawn 1979-81, then at the Antioch School in “Cindygarten” and the Red Room till 1985. Hmmm…

    My info is below!

    Love and light,
    Cindy Mapes

    1. Hi, Cindy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. My email address is rebecca.kuder AT You were my Reading and Language Arts teacher at Morgan Middle school. I hope you’re well! I would love to see you if you get back to Yellow Springs some time.

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