Ruth Joffre

Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast. Her writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, and Copper Nickel. She lives in Seattle, where she teaches at the Hugo House.

A Girl Turns To Stone

Once, she turned to stone mid-stroke and suddenly sank to the bottom of the lake, where whitefish darted between her arms like children running an obstacle course.