Jennifer Frost Writes

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Jennifer Reads

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery

14 September 2022

Originally reviewed back in June, it’s hard to avoid phrases like, “powerhouse short stories,” and “dazzling debut.” Each story enlightens the rest, making the collection a perfect balance of tenderness and grit, hope, and despair. Out now. Support a local bookstore.

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Posts of Interest

Streets of Sorrow Finds A Home At Evening Street Review

18 October 2022

Evening Street Review #35, Autumn 2022 includes my newest story, Streets of Sorrow. NOW LIVE at

Meet Rock Salt Journal

13 October 2022

My newest story, Of Course, I Didn’t, appears in the Fall 2022 issue, NOW LIVE at

Meet Me at the Corner of Paper Street and Pixel Avenue

12 September 2022

In 2012, I was working as a bookseller at Barnes and Noble, the year they launched the first Nook e-reader.

Read more about pixels vs. print.

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My Recent Stories

Streets of Sorrow

18 October 2022

“‘Beyond the cracked sidewalk, and the telephone pole with layers of flyers in a rainbow of colors, and the patch of dry brown grass, there stood a ten-foot high concrete block wall, caked with dozens of coats of paint. There was a small shrine at the foot of it, with burnt out candles and dead flowers and a few soggy teddy bears. One word of graffiti filled the wall, red letters on a gold background: Rejoice!’” Read on.

First published in Evening Street Review #35, Autumn 2022

Of Course, I Didn’t

15 October 2022

The night my parents reported me missing, the police came over and searched the house. Missing kids can turn up in closets where they’ve dozed off playing hide-and-seek. Read more.

First published in Rock Salt Journal, 13 October 2022

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