The Disappearance of Diane
fiction by Pamela Perlman
I gestured to where her hand should have been. The hand that had wiped tears from my face when a favorite dog died. The hand that held my bouquet when I said my marital vows. The hand that held mine at cheerleading try-outs in eighth grade.
Pamela Perlman is a native of Lexington and works as an attorney and author in Central Kentucky. Her work has been published in Still: The Journal, the Literary Journal, Nowhere Magazine, and AvantApplachia. She is the winner of the First 500 Word Contest sponsored by the Carnegie Center of Lexington and has twice been a finalist for the Next Great Kentucky Writer Award.