I was first introduced to Michale Martone and his Contributors Notes in Marj Hahne’s workshop at the IWWG Summer Conference. After meeting Martone – in the flesh – last week at AWP I decided to try to write some of my own Contributor’s Notes. Try it. It’s fun.
My Contributor’s Note
Brenda Mantz was born many husbands ago in Kings Daughters Hospital in Norfolk. Virginia. Her mother was there too and it was the closest she ever was to her daughter. They had been inseparable for nine months and Frankie May was happy when they cut the cord. While Brenda was being born her father Virginius was at the Gloryhole sifting through plastic baskets looking for the shells with three peanuts, cramming nickels into the jukebox and drinking salted beer. Brenda once had her knuckles crushed playing shuffleboard at the Gloryhole where she excelled at finding three nutted peanuts