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Fiction Friday: NICKELS ON EYES by Leslie Lindsay

By Leslie Lindsay

I’m honored to share this piece with you, which was inspired by my (late) grandmother’s memory of seeing her baby brother laid out on the dining room table with nickels on his eyes. It’s a harrowing memory, but one that made a searing impression on my then-five-year-old grandmother.

This piece was featured on Flash Frog Literary February 7th, 2022.

Original art by Luis G. Romero

Read Nickels on Eyes HERE.

Oscar sleeps on the porch, on an old sofa. He will eat the stuffing, if he gets hungry enough, he says.

You can find all of my bookish suggestions, reviews, and more on Instagram in 2022, where I’ll be sharing reels and blurbs about books, what I’m reading, and even writing.

Psst! You can share this on Twitter, too.Tweet

Keep scrolling to learn more:

Photo by Valerio Errani on


MODEL HOME: Motherhood, Madness & Memory is ‘making the rounds’ with publishing houses. This book has been in my heart for years. It’s about my mother’s devolve into psychosis when I was 10; the body, mind, houses and homes (she was an interior decorator), our estrangement, breaking the cycle, her suicide, my complex grief.

It’s time for this story to make its way into the world.

Photo by cottonbro on

Learn more about MODEL HOME in this Psychology Today Q&A with Caroline Leavitt.

~Represented by Catalyst Literary Management~

Author Interviews:

I’m grateful for this essay with Read Her Like an Open Book, which goes into some detail about the authors I’ve hosted over the years as well as my writerly journey. You might like this post I shared in December 2021 about an end-of-an-era

Occasionally, I’ll have an author interview published in a literary journal. I’ll be sure to share that with you, too.

Here are a couple to whet your appetite:

I’ll be sharing my published interviews here, on Wednesdays, after they’ve ‘gone live’ with their various publications. On Fridays, I’ll share any recent published fiction on this space as well.

New Project:

I’m hard at work on the next book. It’s about ancestors and generations, how we’re all connected through land and home. I’m also applying to residencies, conferences, taking workshops, and classes.

In the meantime, catch me on:

Reviewing books and talking about them with others on-line and in-person is one small way to engage with & support the literary community.

It’s been a joy and privilege to connect with authors and share interviews with you. Thank you for letting me guide you on your bookish journey. on

Don’t be a stranger! Let’s walk this bookish path together.

Find me on Instagram, and Twitter. See what I’m reading on Find my reviews on GoodReads. I’m also a Zibby Books Ambassador.

Learn more about me HERE.

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