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6-minute Stories

Everybody loves a good story
Listen to these 6-minute stories
from both new voices and experienced writers
from the Personal Essay/Story Publishing Project anthologies:
Bearing Up - 2018
Exploring - 2019.
Copies of both books available here.

"The Gift" by Lisa Miracle Ballard

Granny was a healer.


Lisa Miracle Ballard lives in Huntersville, North Carolina, after growing up in Floyd County, Kentucky. An active volunteer and advocate in her community, her heritage inspires her writing which has been shared in community publications, newspapers, schools and churches. She is currently working on a collection of essays, poetry, and short stories reflecting her Appalachian roots.

“The Gift” appears in Bearing Up, the 2018 Personal Essay Publishing Project anthology.