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Wendy Brenner

Wendy Brenner is the author of two story collections, Phone Calls from the Dead and Large Animals in Everyday Life, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is currently completing a book of essays titled Misfits.

— From September 2014
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Prayer For Gluten

Heavenly Father, in your infinite goodness you created the earth and blessed us with its clear, abundant waters and fertile lands yielding plenteous harvests of fruits and vegetables and grains, some of which happen to contain gluten. We praise you, Lord, for creating gluten, an important yet humble source of protein enjoyed for centuries by the peoples of many nations, the great majority of whom didn’t even know it existed until recently.

September 2014
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