Becky Mandelbaum | The Sun Magazine

Becky Mandelbaum


Becky Mandelbaum has worked in three national-park gift stores and was once attacked by an owl. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is the author of a short-story collection and a novel.

— From July 2022

Emotional Morons

Kayla and I were not friends, so when she called me out of the blue, on a blistering July morning, to ask if I wanted to join her and her dad on the lake for the day, it was like NASA calling to invite me to the moon.

July 2022

Goodbye, Sugar Land

I was still exploring my power to hurt others and was continually surprised by how potent a single sentence could be. I watched my mother’s face waver and then crack open.

October 2019
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