Heather Bourbeau

Heather Bourbeau’s fiction and poetry have been published in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cleaver, Eleven Eleven, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, The Cardiff Review, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. She is the Chapman University Flash Fiction winner and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been featured in several anthologies, including America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience (Sixteen Rivers Press), and Respect: Poems About Detroit Music (Michigan State University Press). She has worked with various UN agencies, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia.

The Siege

By Heather Bourbeau / November 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

A war with no end gives way to an extraordinary, endless summer of peace and healing — all betrayed by idle cruelty and the failure of memory.

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Snake Shanties

By Heather Bourbeau / August 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Briana took her snake carefully from the cool cave, cooing while he hissed softly. He was by far the favorite of her jump ropes. Not too long, beautiful stripes, smart and devoted completely to her.

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"Daughters of the Northern Lights" - Artist: Gerhard Munthe. Woolen tapestry loosely based on Norse legends and mythology depicting three polar bears approaching three female figures with stylized flame-like blonde hair; stylized waves and mountains in background.

Origins + Generations

By Heather Bourbeau / April 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

California author Heather Bourbeau builds a bridge between myth and time in her latest sequence of 100-word stories.

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Melting Men (detail), Nele Azevedo


By Heather Bourbeau / July 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

A ghost story of sorts, and a tale of seasons changing.

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By Heather Bourbeau / June 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

Under an alien sky comes this tale of primordial resilience, via Berkeley writer Heather Bourbeau.

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By Heather Bourbeau / June 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

Technology’s promise is so tangible in this tiny, potent tale of endurance.

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