Published on August 25th, 2017 | by Katie Knecht


Peace in the Valley

I wrote this short story about a painful memory that has stayed with me for many years. The scene was so clear in my mind that, in addition to the text, I wanted to illustrate my room, the Elvis bust.

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About the Author


I’m a native Kentuckian living in Brooklyn, NY. I earned my MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College in 2016. I have been published in “Foliate Oak Literary Magazine” and “The Nerd League”, and will be featured in Upper Hand Press’ upcoming anthology, “She Will Find Her Way: Women Travelers At Their Best”. I particularly enjoy hanging out with my cat Margot and eating mint chocolate chip ice cream.

5 Responses to Peace in the Valley

  1. So touching and heartfelt situation. I am in it with your lady.

  2. Avatar Vicki Anderson says:

    I can feel your pain and am so sorry for it. You are so talented!

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