Buffy Shutt lives and works in Los Angeles. She spent most of her adult life marketing movies. She writes poetry and short stories. She has published one novel and co-authored a book of non-fiction with her college roommate and still best friend. A two time 2017 Pushcart nominee, her recent work has appeared in Red Fez, SplitLip, Bird’s Thumb and the Magnolia Review which gave her their Ink Award.
2 thoughts on “#GunViolence: Sidelines by Buffy Shutt”
Well done! Describes and evokes the utter disbelief and fear that our own citizens could actually find it in themselves to kill us. Unarmed and speaking out. That was all. Unarmed and speaking out. Unarmed and speaking out. Unarmed and speaking out. That was all. We are there again. So important to remind us. Again.
Well done, Ms. Shutt! Such a poignant reminder that we are at the edge again. face to face with seething hostility, hate and fear. Unarmed and speaking out. Again. Unarmed and speaking out. Again. And capable of being killed for it. Being killed for it. Again.