Kissing the Hag
by Timothy Quigley
Since the suicide of his younger brother, Julien has burrowed away from life, turning his back on family and friends. His only human contacts are the denizens of a downtown Boston homeless shelter where he works the graveyard shift. Through the course of one night at the shelter, Julien traverses the dim caverns and blind curves of the human spirit via flashbacks and interactions with shelter transients, seeking some kind of resolution and purpose.
Timothy Quigley deftly interweaves Celtic mythology, Christian dogma, street smarts, New Age drunk talk and mad men’s ravings, to create a deeply compassionate portrait of a jaded, disillusioned man’s struggle to get his life back on track.
Publication date: November 23, 2015
About Timothy Quigley
Timothy Quigley’s award-winning stories have appeared in Line Zero Journal of Art and Literature, La Ostra Magazine, Writer’s World, as well as various online publications. He is also the screenwriter of two short films; one animated, currently in preproduction, and the other a live action adapted from one of his short stories, slated to begin production in October 2014. He is currently working on a feature-length film adaptation of his novella, Kissing the Hag, as well as a collection of short stories. Quigley received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University, and currently teaches writing at Salem State University and Wheelock College in Boston.