I just found out that a dear writing friend of mine died suddenly this morning of an aneurism. Vicki Graf was kind, generous, and a fine writer. Although she suffered from several health problems, including diabetes, she was not one to complain or be slowed down. She was always incredibly supportive and an excellent reader who knew how to provide gentle suggestions for improvement. She will be greatly missed.
Please read her story Iron Butterfly, published last spring in Flashquake. It can also be read in print in the current issue of Mindprints.