I ONLY CRY WITH EMOTICONS’ Yuvi Zalkow Featured On Catapult Magazine!

How do you build a creative practice around chronic pain?

It’s one of those writing nights where I am able to sneak away from family responsibilities to work on my novel, so I’m up in the attic trying to cram in a few words before I wear out. In the scene I’m working on, my fictionalized grandfather, the hero of the novel, gets drunk and has an epiphany. Or at least he thinks it’s an epiphany until he gets sober again. But for tonight he’s staying drunk because I have a headache, and this scene is as finished as it’s going to get.