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Ethan Goffman
“Something strange has happened.”
“I’ve been good. I swear to God.”
“It’s okay. Just tell me what happened.”
“I’ve never lain with a man, yet I’ve become pregnant.”
“I don’t know what to say.”
“It must be supernatural. There will be something wonderful about the child.”
Joseph did not believe her, but he loved her so. After a small eternity, he spoke. “It’s a miracle. I’ll love and care for the child.”
From this act of forgiveness, one of the world’s great religions was born.

Bio: Ethan Goffman is the author of the short story collection Realities and Alternatives (Cyberwit, 2023), the poetry collections I Garden Weeds (Cyberwit, 2021) and Words for Things Left Unsaid (Kelsay Books, 2020) and the flash fiction collection Dreamscapes (UnCollected Press, 2021). Ethan is co-founder of It Takes a Community, which brings poetry to Montgomery College students and nearby residents, and is founder and producer of the Poetry & Planet podcast on Ethan also writes nonfiction on transportation alternatives for Greater Greater Washington and other publications.

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