Short stories by Alice Elliott Dark

Alice Elliott Dark is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program and the English Department. She is the author of the novel, Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist. Her work has appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Redbook, DoubleTake, Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards , and translated into many languages. “In the Gloaming,” a story, was chosen by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Stories of The Century and was made into films by HBO and Trinity Playhouse. Her non-fiction reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many anthologies. She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has been awarded Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowships for residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Listing 2 stories.

In the 1990s, as a mother watches her thirty-three-year old son slowly die from AIDS, she grows closer to him than she ever has before.

A woman born into old money rejects the norms of her community to dedicate her life to saving wounded animals. When she finds herself diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, who among her stuffy neighbors will care for her animals after her death?