Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Nov. 4 (Health)

By on Nov 3, 2013 in Issue Archives

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As health care continues to dominate the national discussion in the United States, our contributors tell stories that all, in some way, relate to health.

In Jonathan Persinger’s short story, “Vanishing Twin Syndrome,” a college art student wrestles with family guilt at a party. 

In Wes Oldham’s “An Hour in Special Ed,” an IT support person gets an inside view of a special needs classroom. 

In a short story by Shani Thomas, “Christ’s Salvation,” a doctor helping during an ebola outbreak reaches out to a boy orphaned by the outbreak. 




Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.