MFA Faculty Marilyn Abildskov Publishes in Story Magazine

MFA in Creative Writing creative nonfiction faculty, Marilyn Abildskov, published a short story called, "Take That" in the latest issue of Story Magazine.

Read an excerpt:

"Dell’s holding Tucker in her lap, trying to calm the baby down, when she hears the back door slam and the older kids race outside.

“Don’t go near that shed,” she yells but it’s no use. Those two don’t listen anymore.

She’s babysitting all three kids for her oldest niece, Laurie Lynn, resenting the way she, alone and in decent health, is assumed to want the precious gift of little ones filling up her days."


Marilyn Abildskov is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and honors from the Corporation of Yaddo and the Djerassi Writing Residency. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Story, Epoch, Best American Essays, and elsewhere. She is the author of The Men in My Country.




Date of Mention: 
Friday, February 19, 2021