A member of the Bergen County Historical Society, Gypsy Lore Society and a former graphic artist/vertical camera operator for Prentice Hall, Lasher Lane's fiction and essays have been published in Volume 1 Brooklyn's Sunday Stories, Hippocampus, Foliate Oak, the Zodiac Review, Down in the Dirt, Obra/Artifact and Hypertext. She lives in Los Angeles with her family but resided for many years in the town she has featured in her debut novel, using the lane she grew up on as her pen name.
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by Lasher Lane
Published: May 3, 2013
» Coming of age
Inspired by a 1975 New York Times article about a town suffering from "solar deprivation," the story’s haunted narrator wonders if the 200-foot cliffs that serve as a backdrop for his tiny, waterfront town, depriving it of sunlight each day and seemingly holding its inhabitants under a spell of alcohol addiction and apathy, might also be to blame for his friend’s daring and final bet.
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