Podcast EDF082: Ugly • by Meera Jhala • read by Folly Blaine

Listen to “Ugly” by Meera Jhala, read by Folly Blaine:

Meera Jhala remembers writing her first poem at age six. At some point, she got detoured from creative writing. She did a PhD, became a science professor, stopped being a science professor, got married — and started writing again. In addition to Every Day Fiction and Every Day Poets, her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington Pastime, Flashquake and a variety of other publications.

Folly Blaine is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

“Ugly” by Meera Jhala was originally published on June 21, 2012.

Rate this story:
 average 0 stars • 0 reader(s) rated this
  • Izzy David

    A poignant story. The writer managed to make the bully sympathetic, quite a feat.

  • Marg E

    Everyone has encountered a bully this story made me think and challenged my preconceived ideas about these damaged individuals. I will watch for more from Meera Jhala.

  • http://sites.google.com/site/meera.b.jhala Meera Jhala

    Thanks folks. It was wonderful to hear Folly’s reading; I think she added a lot to the story.

  • http://samanthamemi.weebly.com/ Samantha Memi

    Wonderful story. Well done Meera and Folly.

  • http://sites.google.com/site/meerabjhala Meera Jhala

    Thank you, Samantha. :)