University of Northern Iowa Dept. of English Language and Literature student writing award of distinction for literary nonfiction/personal essay, 2008
Short stories, American;
In my daydream, I had a mug of hot cocoa in one hand, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in my other hand, and a space heater at my feet. I had no reason to shiver, no reason to want to be elsewhere, no reason to wonder why Cody and I had spent the night with Cody’s parents, which made it nearly impossible to get out of deer hunting. In my daydream, I had no reason to wish Larry and Lori didn’t suspect I would accidently burn their house down if I’d stayed behind to cook them supper. In my daydream, I wasn’t deer hunting.
Department of English Language and Literature
©2008 Pam Klein
Klein, Pam, "A moment of truth" (2008). Student Writing Awards. 3.