Your salonniere is honored and humbled to have her short story, “Like Fish to Ginger” nominated for a Sundress Best of the Net Prize by The Coachella Review, who published the piece in Fall 2010. What a wonderful way to close the year!
Check out The Coachella Review’s full list of nominations from their blog post:
Award SeasonWritten By: Lindsey – Dec• 01•11
Our Best of the Net nominations are:
“Elephant” by Perrin Carrell
“What He Did with the Moon Tonight” by Lindsay Illich
“Hubcaps” by Carol Ellis
“I Loved Saying My Father’s Name” by John McKernan
“This is This” by Jaydn DeWald
“Contemp Rural” by Benjamin Evans
“Zoo” by Corey Campbell
“Like Fish to Ginger” by Rashaan Meneses
“Masha” by Marcia DeSanctis
And, if you haven’t read the piece, here’s a taste:
Like Fish to Ginger
By Rashaan Meneses
Before I set out to make my mark in Los Angeles, I chased Sunee. We met in a steamy noodle house in the Dusit District of Bangkok where I elbowed my way from dishwasher to sous chef. Sunee worked as hostess. Both seventeen, she knew exactly what she wanted, and it wasn’t me. Like with a delicate soup, I had to know when to stir and when to let the ingredients meld on their own. For seven months I coaxed her to me, savoring every minute of it, the taste of falling in love. This was all ages ago when cooking was like breathing.
Read the entire story here.