THE SUICIDE GARDEN AND OTHER STORIES (Notes from a Life in Progress) If this was a story, maybe she could feel shock, anger, or disbelief. A stranger in the dark, pulling you off the streets into the bushes. An urban legend, a myth. She's t the girl found murdered in her hotel from a one-night stand. She's t the pretty little thing with a stressed boyfriend who sometimes loses his temper and beats his girl. She's the slacker who's been with a drug addict for the past three years. She's the tramp who lets her guy cheat and sleep with other women. She's the whore who still sleeps with him, even as he beats her to a bloody pulp while kissing her lips. She's the fool who's in love with the devil. * * * In her first short-fiction collection, Shvaugn Craig weaves stories of love and breakdown, longing and remembrance, and all the turbulent emotional landscape in between. Painting pictures of the world through a young woman's eyes and as rendered by 'tes on a life in progress, ' THE SUICIDE GARDEN AND OTHER STORIES introduces a fresh fictional voice whose insight and promise ring loud and clear.