9781948587020

You Could Stop it Here

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You Could Stop It Here
is about girls who are trapped. From the suburbs of Austin to the sublets of New York City, they are searching for an escape from destructive relationships, parents caught up in second romances and Bunko, and the embarrassments of adolescence. Their beliefs that bravery is transformative lead them to make risky decisions that promise shaky rewards: the attentions of an older lover, an idolized sister’s approval, or the preservation of a forbidden relationship. This is a collection about accepting the wrong invitations, the rush to be unburdened by innocence, and the desires, both juvenile and inevitable, that fuel irreparable mistakes. It is about the desperation and longing inherent in the struggle to become whole, and the realization that adulthood won’t protect us from hurt.

You Could Stop it Here

9781948587020

Buy the Chapbook


You Could Stop It Here
is about girls who are trapped. From the suburbs of Austin to the sublets of New York City, they are searching for an escape from destructive relationships, parents caught up in second romances and Bunko, and the embarrassments of adolescence. Their beliefs that bravery is transformative lead them to make risky decisions that promise shaky rewards: the attentions of an older lover, an idolized sister’s approval, or the preservation of a forbidden relationship. This is a collection about accepting the wrong invitations, the rush to be unburdened by innocence, and the desires, both juvenile and inevitable, that fuel irreparable mistakes. It is about the desperation and longing inherent in the struggle to become whole, and the realization that adulthood won’t protect us from hurt.

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About the Author

Stacy Austin Egan was born and raised in Austin, TX Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK Magazine, Driftwood Press, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, The New Plains Review, The MacGuffin, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and december magazine. She completed her first novel recently and is at work on a second. She holds an M.F.A from McNeese State University and a B.A. from New York University. She traded the city for the swamps and the swamps for the desert and currently lives in west Texas with her husband and best reader, Brendan. Together, they have two children, two cats, and a whole lot of chaos. She teaches writing and literature at Midland College.

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