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2014 Prose Winner: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture Judith ArcanaBy Judith Arcana

Maya Angelou said “I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.”

Winner of Minerva Rising’s inaugural prose chapbook contest, “Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture,” was selected by Rosemary Daniel.

The story is a powerful story of one woman’s work with Jane, Chicago’s pre-Roe underground abortion service. It explores the nuance of how we remember and the mysteries of memory itself as the narrator recalls the time the service was busted by the Chicago Police.

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