Peach by Joanne Green

Everyone has a prom story―the culmination of the vibrant and painful years of high school.

Throw in the sexual revolution, a stuttering cousin for a date, and a parking valet dressed like Abraham Lincoln, and looking cool is an impossible dream.  Edith, the fierce and vibrant narrator of our story, tries to leave nuns snapping prom pictures and her painful past behind, and find a way to be the free spirit her friends demand and, somehow, to be herself.

Joanne Green‘s stories have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Writing Aloud, and the anthology Meridian Bound.  She serves on the editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories.