Season 2 Episode 9: “Quality of Life” by Christine Sneed

A woman recounts her experiences as a kept woman.

We’re so excited to feature Christine Sneed’s complex and compelling piece this week, brought to life by the fantastically talented Michelle Murphy.

Season 2 Episode 9: Quality of Life by Christine Sneed

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Christine Sneed

Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts,and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men.  Her work has been included in publications such as The Best American Short StoriesO. Henry Prize Stories, The Southern Review, Ploughshares,New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. She’s been a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and has received the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, the Chicago Writers’ Association Book of the Year Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award and others.  She lives in Pasadena, CA, and is teaches for the MFA programs at Northwestern University and Regis University in Denver.

You can read a recently published short story of Christine’s, “Direct Sunlight”, in Boulevard Magazine.


Michelle Murphy

Michelle is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. One of her pieces, “The Cleaner”, was featured in season one.

This article was written by NobodyReads ShortStories.