Lost in Translation
  Nine Stories by Laura Ruth Loomis
  1  The Sign
2  A Bird and a Picture Window
3  Trying Again
4  Tested
5  The Mermaid
6  Practicing
7  China
8  The Hostage
9  Like Riding a Bike
  About the Author  |  echapbook.com  |  November 2016 Fiction Issue

Laura Ruth Loomis

Laura Loomis

Laura is a social worker in the San Francisco area. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Writer's Digest, The First Line, and elsewhere. “Meeting Angel,” published in the September, 2012, Wordrunner echapbook anthology (Found), is a part of the Lost in Translation story cycle and features some of the same characters.

“The Sign” first appeared in Many Mountains Moving (2010). “Tested” was published in Alalit (2006), “Practicing” in Flashquake (2005), and both “The Hostage” and “Like Riding a Bike” were first published in On the Premises (in 2008 and 2013, respectively).

A highlight of her writing career was scoring both a Runner-Up and a Dishonorable Mention at the Bulwer-Lytton "It was a dark and stormy night" Awards.