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Strong at Broken Places

A League of Utah Writers 2021 Anthology

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"The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest Hemingway

What does it mean to break, to fall, to fail, to suffer? When we emerge from life’s trials, are we the same people we were before they began? In Strong at Broken Places, members from across the League of Utah Writers explore challenges and adversity, illuminating the hope, joy, and triumph of finding strength in the choices we make.


The call came out that League of Utah Writers was going to 2021, another year of pandemic and decline of empire, with a motivating anthology. The idea was to show how trials can strengthen one. A positive in a time of fear and loathing. I was honored to have my story, "HARDENED SCARS" chose. It was originally called "KINTSUGI" but, naturally, I wasn't the only one to see that superb metaphor. (Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, thereby making them more valuable and beuatiful. The cover picture is Kintsugi.) I gave up the title to another writer when I found a better one. "HARDENED SCARS." This is a work of fiction... right?

Full disclosure. I am one of the editors of this collection. It's really good.



HARDENED SCARS in Strong at Broken Places
Genre: Short Fiction
Words: 3,750
Status: Now available at Amazon