an excerpt from Choke Box: a Fem-Noir: “Composition Axe” by Christina Milletti
Christina Milletti’s novel Choke Box: a Fem-Noir won the Juniper Prize for Fiction and was released by University of Massachusetts Press in March 2019. Her fiction and articles have appeared in many journals and anthologies, such as Best New American Voices, the Iowa Review, The Master’s Review, Denver Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, Studies in the Novel, American Letters & Commentary, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Buffalo News (among other places). Her first book, The Religious & Other Fictions (a collection of stories) was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her new collection, Now You See Her, began with the help of a residency from the Marble House Project. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo where she is the Director of the Creative Writing Program and co-curates the Exhibit X Fiction Series.