Elaine Olund

Elaine Olund is a writer, artist and designer, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She’s published many short stories and is finishing up a young adult novel, set in 2195, in the ‘dead zone’ of Indiana.

Stories by Elaine Olund

The Jester

Illustrated by Joey To

Who knew how close together laughter and longing live in the brain? I certainly didn’t, until the jester was making me weak-kneed, years of homesickness dissolving in waves of laughter. I hadn’t felt so light since I’d been with Samson, back in the good times. The jester alternated between coy and clever and downright hilarious. The …