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Annell López

Annell López is a Dominican immigrant. A Tin House Scholarship Finalist and Kenyon Review Peter Taylor fellow, her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Michigan Quarterly Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. Annell is an Assistant Fiction Editor for New Orleans Review. She is working on a novel. 

The Widow

In Annell López's short story, “The Widow,” a woman grieving the loss of her husband meets a man through a dating app designed specifically for bereaved spouses. Instead of "swapping Joan Didion’s book about grief like a safety blanket," she eventually decides to follow a stranger into the woods--a hunter who promises her that taking a life will be the remedy that reconnects her to her own. Though grief is universal, an experience we all will ultimately one day share, “The Widow,” with its many twists and turns, reminds us that each person’s journey to the other side of it is unpredictable.

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NOV 2022

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