Short Story: Uncoiled

Claudia B. Flisi ’69 has been writing professionally since the age of 16, with articles appearing in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, web publications and several books. She worked for American Express, Burson-Marsteller, and J. Walter Thompson before beginning her freelance career in Italy and the French Riviera.  She is vice president of the Mount Holyoke Alumni Club of Italy, and headed the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association in Italy for 10 years.  She served as chair of Democrats Abroad – Milan for two terms.  She has a BA with distinction from Mount Holyoke College and an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins.  Her website is    She lives in Italy.

They were lying in bed together, facing the window that faced the sea. The lovemaking had been good, and little conversation was necessary, as usual. He wondered if she were thinking about marriage too. The thought of it terrified him, but he couldn’t avoid the issue much longer. “Liana? Will you be joining the boys for Easter in Rome?”

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