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January 23, 2019 at 2:53 am

Murphy Illustrates ‘Brevity,’ Publishes Flash Fiction

Dev Murphy, portrait

Dev Murphy

by Kristin Distel

English Literature alum and visual artist Dev Murphy (’17) has published new work in multiple venues, including Dinty Moore‘s Brevity Magazine. Murphy’s illustrations appear alongside the the fifteen flash nonfiction essays that comprise Brevity‘s new issue (Issue #60).

Drawing of hands

Murphy’s illustration for John Skoyles’s “The Alchemist”

Black/tan geometric sketch

Murphy’s Illustration for Harrison Candelaria Fletcher’s “Identity Theft (Side B”)

Sketch of woman in water, face covered

Murphy’s Illustration for Amy Stonestrom’s “Main Street Revisited (Minnesota, 1989)”

Additionally, Murphy’s flash fiction piece, “Screaming Story,” appears in the new issue of Jellyfish Review. “Screaming Story” imagines a surreal chance encounter between two strangers that becomes heartbreaking in its intimacy and angst.

“The woman was waiting for me. Would you let me scream. There were a few people behind me coming from the bus, and other people standing all around. I almost said no, but before I could she asked again. Would you let me scream. I said yes. And there came from her then a long wail like something signifying the end of the world.”

Dev Murphy is a writer and artist from Northeast Ohio, now living in Pittsburgh. She earned a B.A. in English from The University of Akron and an M.A. in English Literature from Ohio University. Her creative writing has been published in Entropy Magazine, Occulum, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere, and her art has been featured in Brevity Magazine, New Ohio Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, and others. Her creative nonfiction is forthcoming in Door Is a Jar.

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