Author Archives: Darlin' Neal

About Darlin' Neal

Darlin' Neal is the author of the story collections Rattlesnakes & The Moon and Elegant Punk (Press 53). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines including Puerto del Sol, The Southern Review, Eleven Eleven, and The Huffington Post. A recipient of the DH Lawrence, Frank Waters, and Mississippi Arts Commission Fiction Fellowships and a Henfield Transatlantic Review Award, she is Associate Professor in the MFA and undergraduate Creative Writing Programs at the University of Central Florida. She also serves as Contributing Editor to New World Writing and as a writing mentor for Cutthroat Magazine’s Mentorship program: http://www.cutthroatmag.com/art_archives.html She lives in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida with a man called Happy, two dogs named Skeeter and Junebug, and Maggie the 20-something-year-old cat, all of whom belong to a little girl named Ivy. “So Many Highways” is an excerpt from her memoir-in-progress, Highways I Once Traveled.

So Many Highways

I set out on the road wanting to discover who shot my mother when she was seventeen — from a forthcoming memoir by Darlin’ Neal.

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