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Jeffrey Pillow

American short story writer and memoirist

  • The Water Sure Is Cold. Deep, Too.
    One of the most memorable nights of my life with my cousin Gary involved a urinal at a now defunct bar in Charlottesville.
  • A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it’s worth far more.
  • The Seizure
    A grand mal seizure reveals something more dire: anaplastic oligodendroglioma.
  • The First Phone Call
    My phone rang. A familiar voice spoke with a sense of urgency. “Jeremiah is in the hospital.”
  • Stephen King Comes to Phenix, Virginia
    Stephen King terrorized my childhood in the 1980s. And considering that the Tucker boys never would turn off the lights at the basketball court despite requests from me, Robbie, and Jeremiah, I’m pretty sure he (and It) terrorized their childhood too.
  • The New Kid
    At first, I didn’t like the new kid. I resented him actually. That would all change in time as Jeremiah grew to be one of the best friends I would ever have.
  • The Music Stops
    No one ever said this would happen. That it could happen.
  • The Gilliam Shed
    Or, how I got that really cool scar on my left elbow
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
    A prehistoric creature lurks in the waters. A creature from the black lagoon.

Chronicler of life, death, and everything in between. Once chased by a killer Canadian goose and lived to tell about it…

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer and memoirist. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.

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