Chapbook: Fratricide by Alexis Stratton
“‘Fratricide’ employs its fractured narration for an evident and deeply emotional reason: in the frantic search for self, the story asks, where do we turn? That the story’s protagonist looks outward at a global symbol of division only deepens the wound of how family defines us—and how valuable metaphor can be in understanding where we end up, divided or together.” —Manuel Muñoz, 2012 fiction judge
Alexis Stratton is a native of Illinois but has spent her life in many homes, from New Orleans to South Korea. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina and works as an educator for a non-profit organization in Columbia, SC. Her fiction has appeared in Ayris Magazine, Bare Root Review, Breakwater Review, and The Drum Literary Magazine.