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Short Story by Author Charles Rose in the Alabama Literary Review

A short story by Charles Rose, author of In the Midst of Life, was recently featured in the Alabama Literary Review.

“Vigil” is about a Southern woman, Shirley Carmichael, who sells life insurance and lives with her terminally ill husband, Wiley. The story tells of the sacrifices that Shirley makes while reconciling how to be both a good mother and a steadfast caregiver to her husband.

Charles Rose has said the story was inspired by his own experience working with the terminally ill as a Hospice volunteer.

For the full story, see the Spring 2007 edition of The Alabama Literary Review, available from or by contacting Ed Hicks at 334-670-3971.

The Alabama Literary Review is a state literary medium representing local and national submissions and is published annually.