Silver Blue Ripple
fiction by Natalie Sypolt
I am a grown woman, but I don’t need nobody knowing my business
and making things more complicated than what they are. Bob and I
have an easy respect, a mutual need for companionship in this world,
and that’s all.
Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She is the author of The Sound of Holding Your Breath (2018, West Virginia University Press) and her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Appalachian Review, Still: The Journal, Willow Springs Review, and The Kenyon Review Online, among other fine journals. Natalie is the winner of the Glimmer Train New Writers Contest, the Betty Gabehart Prize, the West Virginia Fiction Award, and the Still fiction contest. She was first runner up for the Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. Natalie works as an Associate Professor of English at Pierpont Community & Technical College.