GOOD NEWS OR MONEY by Patricia Ann McNair

GOOD NEWS OR MONEY by Patricia Ann McNair

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Hello, is this someone with good news or money? No? Goodbye!

Er…

Hello, is this someone with good news or money? No? Goodbye!

Ha! Yeah, right. A Thousand Clowns. Jason Robards. Right. Ok, yeah. Hey. It’s me. Surprise. Long time. I know.
So here’s the thing. It’s about Mom. Are you there? Are you listening? Can you hear me? It’s about Mom, she asked me to call. I didn’t want to, but she asked…

Hello, is this someone with good news or money? No? Goodbye!

Goddamn machine. You wait a minute to try to collect your thoughts. It’s about Mom, right? I got something to say.
Oh, wait. You probably think I’m calling about something bad. Oh, jeez. Wow. That’s not…I mean…it’s not bad. Nothing bad. No, hey. It’s good. Ok, take two. Or whatever.
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
    Patricia Ann McNair has lived 98 percent of her life in the Midwest. She’s managed a gas station, sold pots and pans door to door, tended bar and breaded mushrooms, worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and taught aerobics. Today she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing of Columbia College Chicago, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation’s US Professor of the Year. McNair’s story collection,The Temple of Air, was named Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year in traditional fiction, Devil’s Kitchen Reader Awardee in Prose, and finalist in adult fiction by Society of Midland Authors. She’s received numerous Illinois Arts Council Awards and Pushcart Prize nominations in fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been named a finalist for the American Fiction Prize twice.
    Blog: http://patriciaannmcnair.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.a.mcnair.7?hc_location=stream
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatriciaAMcNair

    ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
    Olga Kosheleva is a visual artist currently based in Chicagoland suburbia. A curiosity about different artistic disciplines and media has led her to explore fine art, graphic design, and illustration, which she often mixes and matches in her work. Her little corner of the internet can be found at www.envisualist.com.