Nance Van Winckel | The Sun Magazine

Nance Van Winckel

Nance Van Winckel is a professor in the graduate creative-writing program at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Her most recent book is Quake (University of Missouri Press), a collection of short stories, and she has a book of poems forthcoming from Miami University Press in October. She raises Angora rabbits and is a spinner and weaver.

— From July 1998

The Lap Of Luxury

Russell was telling the three of us — Melody, Leigh, and me — about the last moments of his mother’s life. The three of us were crying, but Russell wasn’t. His face was pale, not his usual ruddy hue that made him look as if he’d just come in from jogging a few miles.

July 1998
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