by Laura Johnsrude
Braided essay with two strands, two tragedies—one, in the ward of a small hospital; the other, in public view for all to see.
Date Published: September, 2019
Type of Work: Essay
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
After completing her pediatric residency, Laura Johnsrude worked as a general pediatrician before settling in the Louisville area. Once in Kentucky, Laura began writing picture book manuscripts, short stories, and creative nonfiction. She was published in the March 2017 issue of Hippocampus Magazine and in the spring 2018 issue of Bellevue Literary Review, and received Honorable Mention in the Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for her piece “Drawing Blood.” Her essay “Look at My Chest” was published in The Spectacle and she has a piece in a new collection, The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation.