Virgie Townsend | The Sun Magazine

Virgie Townsend


Virgie Townsend was raised as an independent fundamental Baptist in Upstate New York. Her short story in this issue is excerpted from her fiction chapbook Because We Were Christian Girls. She is working on a novel.

— From July 2023

Heavenly Bodies

As the new millennium drew near, Erin’s family began preparing for the apocalypse. Jesus was going to return at the stroke of midnight, appearing in the New York City skyline as the ball dropped on TV and the moon turned to blood.

July 2023
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