Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us

Let Our bodies be returned to us

Winner of the 2021 Yemassee Fiction Chapbook Contest

“The wit, warmth, and skill of this writer struck me immediately. These stories are smart but not smart-alecky, quirky yet polished, broad in their emotional appeal and sharp in their resonance. Again and again, I was taken by surprise—by the originality of the prose, the ingenuity of each scenario, the impact delivered by such a small number of words. I felt for these characters—the sisters in “Cloise,” about to be split apart, the lonely boy in “Mother and Child,” the broken family in “Big Baby,” the pregnant women who refuse to dim their hopes in “Our Bright Lights On.” Though many of these stories are heart-rending, I also found myself smiling, uplifted. This collection and this writer are ready for prime time.”

Mira T. Lee, author of the novel Everything Here is Beautiful

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Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us
44 pages
$14.00 paperback
March 2022


Lynn Mundell is a short-short story writer, editor, publisher, and author of the chapbook Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us, published by Yemassee at the University of South Carolina.

A fifth-generation Californian who lives in the Bay Area, Lynn moved throughout the state many times as a child. The themes of community, family, and isolation inform much of her creative writing.

In 2010, Lynn and Grant Faulkner founded 100 Word Story, an online literary journal dedicated to publishing stories and essays exactly 100 words short. Over the years, they have published hundreds of micros. Their first anthology, co-edited with Beret Olsen, is Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. It was published by Outpost19 in April 2018. Buy it. Read it. It’s good.

Like the old photo in the header? It’s Lynn’s great-grandmother and great-aunt on their horse ranch in Placer County.