And If That Mockingbird Don’t Sing: Parenting Stories Gone Speculative
75 Flash by 76 Authors
Edited by Hannah Grieco
An evil teddy bear, a mermaid, a robot daughter, a ghost child. A mother surrendering her baby to the crows. A child consumed by lice from the inside out. A father sending his selkie daughter back to the sea. These flash stories and essays explore the whispered side of parenting —the loss, fear, vulnerability, and deep, deep love that lurks underneath our day-to-day lives as mothers and fathers. One glimpse into And If That Mockingbird Don’t Sing: Parenting Stories Gone Speculative, and you’ll never look at parenting in quite the same way again.
Content Warning: This anthology contains some heavy pieces that deal with miscarriage, child death, body image, bullying, prolonged illness, abuse, postpartum depression, and abduction.
Amy Cipolla Barnes
DeMisty D. Bellinger
Kelle Schillaci Clarke
Kelly Ann Jacobson
Leah Claire Kaminski
Jo Saleska Lange
Jami Nakamura Lin
K. C. Mead-Brewer
Keri Modrall Rinne
Alan Michael Parker
Leslie Walker Trahan
Eric Scot Tryon
K. S. Walker
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• 5.5” x 8.5” Perfectbound Trade Paperback
• Cream Paper, 216 Pages
• Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-32-0
• Paperback ISBN-10: 1-946580-32-5
• First Edition: January 25, 2022
• Short URL: tinyurl.com/mockingbirdanthology
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Cover design by Leah Angstman, with art elements by Comfreak and Nika Akin.
HANNAH GRIECO is a writer and editor in Washington, D.C. She has written for The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Parents Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Huffington Post, as well as for a variety of anthologies and literary journals. Find her online at hgrieco.com.
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