Aimee Parkison

Aimee Parkison is the author of seven books and has won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Parkison is Professor of Fiction Writing at Oklahoma State University and serves on the FC2 Board of Directors. Her newest book of fiction, Surburban Death Project, a collection of stories, will be published by Unbound Editions in 2022. More information about Parkison’s writing is available at

The Blood Tree

Opening the bedroom window overlooking the garden, Raymond finds floodlight dahlias sweating in the monkey grass, shaggy petals hit by heavy rain. Their battered heads fall, childlike in the mist, leaning down to the ground ...