Rose Engelfried

Rose Engelfried enjoys playing with lyricism in prose fiction; she is also a poet, a playwright, and an essayist. She spent seven years as a volunteer with the Oregon Zoo’s bird show program and has known several hawks on an intimate level. She has published work in Garbanzo literary journal, The Citron Review, and Pacific’s Literature by Undergraduates Magazine (PLUM).

Stories by Rose Engelfried


Illustrated by Terri Kelleher

The red-tail came in that morning in the arms of a gold-haired young man, ten minutes after Lynette climbed out of Brad’s silent car and slammed the door so he could drive away. The hawk’s left wing hung at a sharp angle and two bullet holes still oozed blood. Her wild eyes flickered to Lynette’s …