Susan Tepper is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry. Her recent title, Monte Carlo Days & Nights (Rain Mountain Press), is a novella set in the South of France. Tepper is an award-winning author, hosts the reading series FIZZ at KGB Bar, NYC, and is an occasional contributor to The Writer Magazine. www.susantepper.com
Which is why I’ve kept my secret cold. Blank. Unforgiving. When I’m out walking it calls to me. Sounding high and strained. As if a string instrument gone out of tune. Something to reach toward. Frayed yet determined. It eats to my bone working its way beyond.