Connie Millard is a full-time working mom of three who once made it to the final callbacks for the reality television show, Worst Cooks in America, because she has an embarrassingly long list of foods that she has blown up and/or set on fire. However, after much practice and perseverance, she now spends her time writing stories in between stirring risotto.

She is currently pursuing her MFA from Lindenwood University and is an Editorial Assistant for the The Lindenwood Review.

She loves to write both fiction and nonfiction. Please don’t make her choose a favorite.

No letter “e” – Also I Miss Running

This dawn’s sky is thick with doughy clouds, obscuring a typical dog day scorching sun.  Rows of willows hug a spacious park and flail mossy limbs, causing gusty winds to whip through its yawning grounds. I savor wafts of crisp air prickling my skin as I stand on a rocky trail worn smooth by constant…


My piece, “Endure,” which opens with a captured Bandersnatch, has landed in Last Girls Club Midsummer issue, Mad Queens edition. Thank you to Eda H. Obey and the entire editorial team at Last Girls Club. She writhes against her bindings, the hirsute sinew of her thighs quaking with fury. They clamp her jagged, leathery wings…