Young newlywed Dar Beaumont is trapped in a box of her own making that keeps growing tighter, smaller and scarier. On the surface, her life in the mid-1970s is blossoming. She adores her handsome husband Roc, who has just won his dream job of assistant district attorney in San Marcos, a town that resembles Santa Cruz on the beautiful California central coast.
A Suitable Poison
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A Season of Turbulence
Two women meet on a stormy flight from L.A. to Anchorage in the early 1970s. Meghan is a pretty college girl traveling up to meet her boyfriend, Cliff, a law student interning for six months in the Alaska Public Defender office. The other woman, Kitty, has just gotten out of prison and is fleeing to Alaska to escape her abusive boyfriend, Duke.
Review of A Season of Turbulence
…from The Conium Review
Boroff’s language echoes the hard-boiled spirit of Chandler or Hammett (if Chandler or Hammett had been a woman). Overall, it’s a strong story with brilliant language, dialogue, and an intimate knowledge of the attitudes and environs of Alaska. The narrator details her relationship with a young law student as well as the failed, violent relationships surrounding them in their small Alaska community. I highly recommend publication. This is one which I’d love to read in Conium.
James R. Gapinski, Editor, The Conium Review
Graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. My short stories and feature articles have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Guardian. Gawker, Hollywood Dementia, Epoch, Cimarron Review, Hobart, Crack the Spine, The Pedestal Magazine, Writing Disorder, The Piltdown Review, 5:21 Magazine, Thoughtful Dog, Drunk Monkeys, Blunderbuss Magazine, JONAH Magazine, Eclectica, The Boiler, Fictive Dream, and Lifelines, the literary journal of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction in 2016 and won first prize in The Writers Place competition, as well as placing in the Top Ten, and semifinals of other contests, such as 2nd place in American Gem and top ten percent in the recent Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition.
I have one film produced, shown in theaters in 2010 and reviewed in the NY Times and LA Times, Village Voice etc,. and two scripts are currently under option and in development.
Praise for A Season of Turbulence
I found Linda Boroff’s short fiction piece, “Mighty” relatable and realistic; I particularly liked the imagery she used and quickly found myself immersed in the story.