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August 19, 2014

“If Life Gave Me Lemons” at Joyland

logoToday, a little dream came true. My short story, “If Life Gave Me Lemons”, has been published at Joyland. It’s a story about unrequited love, finding yourself, the bizarre culture of English teachers in Japan, and all the ways we fool ourselves. I love this story, not just because it’s part-ode to my life in Japan more than 10 years ago, though the lovingness of that ode is mostly hidden. But it’s there. So I’m so pleased that the story has found a home, and what a home it is. Thanks to Kathryn Mockler for her great edits, and to the Joyland team for making such a fantastic space online. I’m so thrilled to be a part of it.

Read my story here.

5 thoughts on ““If Life Gave Me Lemons” at Joyland

  1. Joan says:

    Another congratulations Kerry..

  2. JC Sutcliffe says:


  3. m says:

    Just finished reading your story and I loved it. I hope this means you’re working on a collection of stories, or perhaps a novel? Either way, I can’t wait to read more of you in book form.

  4. Kerry says:

    Thank you, all! xo

  5. Rebecca says:

    This is a great story–so pleased to see it on Joyland. I love the tubetop!

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