Joanna Grisham

Joanna Grisham lives in Lexington, KY and teaches English comp and creative writing courses at two nearby universities. Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review and is forthcoming from MAYDAY Magazine.

Memories of Water

Most days when Daddy gets home from work, he takes his work boots off in the garage and trades his hard hat for a worn baseball cap. He empties his red and white lunch box in…


Porcelain Jesus

Daddy’s holding a shotgun in one hand and a half-empty bottle of vodka in the other, the red label worn and cracked and peeling around the edges. His cigarette slowly burns a hole in the gray…


Blurring the Lines

The first night we stayed in the new house, only one bedroom was finished. The rest of the house was littered with blue tarps and buckets, toolboxes and wood scraps. That first night, Mama, Daddy, and…