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Opening Lines of "Threshold" by Pamela Woolford


“Threshold” is the first story in Woolford’s conceived novel-in-stories Taking One’s Life. The novel's title is a reference to both suicide and considering one’s life. “Threshold" made Woolford a Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Contest semifinalist at Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts and also won her admittance to a weeklong workshop sponsored by Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and led by then PEN/Faulkner Foundation president Richard McCann. It was her time in the McCann workshop which led Woolford to write her collection Meditations on a Marriage: A Memoir of Our Year and a Half.