ATM STORYTELLERS — “Lifeway Christian” & “Your Pity Isn’t Welcome Here”

The third episode of Season 3 of ATM STORYTELLERS features an enticing piece of fiction and an inspiring work of nonfiction, “Lifeway Christian” & “Your Pity Isn’t Welcome Here”…

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This is ATM STORYTELLERS, a storytelling adventure brought to you by Across The Margin and ATM Media. In this podcast, you will hear stories that were — or will be — published at Across The Margin…read by the authors themselves. This podcast belongs to the writers and authors who bless our pages with their cunning wordplay and meticulously crafted stories.

In this third episode of Season 3, we feature an enticing piece of fiction and an inspiring work of nonfiction. First up is a work of flash fiction that acts as an ode to grief, and to queerness, “Lifeway Christian” by Lauren Saxon. That is followed by a deeply affecting recounting of a life lived with cystic fibrosis, “Your Pity Isn’t Welcome Here” by Drew Dotson.

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Lauren Saxon is a queer, Black poet and engineer living in Portland, ME. She loves her cats, her Subaru, and spends way too much time on twitter (@Lsax_235). Lauren’s  work has been featured in many literary journals and her debut chapbook, “You’re My Favorite” is out now with Thirty West Publishing. 

Drew Dotson is an Atlanta-based author who uses her experience with cystic fibrosis, widowhood, and improv to inspire and uplift others. She writes regularly at and is working on a memoir.

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