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Dorothy Nielsen

About Dorothy Nielsen

Dorothy Nielsen has published poetry in many Canadian and US literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, The Dalhousie Review, and Room Magazine, and she is the author of one collection of poetry. She teaches creative writing in London, Ontario. She has recently started writing short fiction.


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Firefly is falling apart. “Firefly” is what Marie’s older daughter named the bed when it was brand new thirty years ago. On Sammy’s limited salary, buying the two girls sturdy army cots with strong wire flats and not-too-thin mattresses had…