Carol Willis grew up in West Virginia then spent her adult life in the Midwest and Western Nebraska practicing medicine. Now living the dream, she lives and writes full time in central Virginia. Her short story entitled “Laws of Attraction” was recently named the first-place winner for its category in the first round of the NYC Midnight short story contest. She is currently a candidate for an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can find her short stories in Crimeucopia: Tales from the Back Porch and elsewhere.
Lloyd lay flat on his back, moaning, his arms and legs splayed. Blood trickled down one side of his face, his crazy eye open and jerking wildly as if he were scanning the night sky. He gurgled and blood bubbled up out of his mouth.