Cindy Brookshire is a co-founder of Write by the Rails, an award-winning chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. She lives in Pine Level, North Carolina, and is a member of the Johnston County Writers Group in Selma. Her short story, “Woman of the Year,” is being published by the Pisgah Review in 2017; her short story, “Balloon Baby Jesus,” was a finalist for the short-short fiction prize in North Carolina State University’s 2016 Fiction Contest. Her short story, “Loose Threads,” won second place for short story in the 2015 North Carolina Senior Games’ Silver Arts competition.