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Breathing Under Water

by Stacy Barton

About Stacy Barton

Stacy Barton is the author of the novella Lily Harp, the poetry chapbook Like Summer Grass, and Surviving Nashville: Short Stories. Her work has appeared in various literary journals including Gargoyle, Best of Potomac Review and Real South. Her four kids are grown and gone and unless her kids and grandkids are visiting—or her husband has taken her out in the boat—she creates picture books, plays, animated short films and live shows for entertainment companies such as Disney, SeaWorld, Ringling Bros. and others.