Joanna Ruocco co-edits the fiction journal Birkensnake with Brian Conn. She is the author of several books of fiction, most recently Another Governess / the Least Blacksmith (FC2 / 2012). Her new novel, Dan, is forthcoming from Dorothy Press.
There the insurgents made their soundless lair. Openings in the hedgerow were closed with frames made from the same material as the hedge. The occupied could close the leafy door, slip into fields and forest, and leave no trace of passing. On a sunny day a deserter could walk for hours and emerge from the bocage as pale as a spirit.