He finished speaking, and Eve just stood there for a moment blinking at him. Then her lips curved into a wide smile and her shoulders began to shake. And the laughter came leaking out, first in spurts, then in fits, as she turned and staggered away, mirthfully munching an apple.
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick was a winner in the 2017 international Golden Triangle Haiku Contest (Washington, D.C.) and received the Merit Award in the 2017 Montenegrin International Haiku Competition (English). Her debut chapbook of free verse poems, Unscathed (NightBallet Press), was nominated for the Ohioana Book Award, she won the Ohio Poetry Association’s 2013 Ides of March contest, and she has received many other recognitions for her work, which has been published in Santa Clara Review, Third Wednesday, Mad River Review, Pudding Magazine, River River, Muddy River Poetry Review, 50-Word Stories, the major Japanese newspapers The Asahi Shimbun (The Morning Sun) and The Mainichi (The Daily News), Modern Haiku, Frogpond, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, Cattails, Presence, Bones, Haiku Canada Review, Moongarlic, bottle rockets, Shamrock, Wild Plum, Ershik, Ribbons, Eucalypt, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, and in dozens of other journals worldwide, in English and in translation. Jennifer Hambrick is founder and editor of the International Women’s Haiku Festival. A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Her blog, Inner Voices, is at jenniferhambrick.com.