SHERYL CORNETT is from North Carolina. “Elegy for John Lennon,” is a short story with a sewing project in the midst of the the plot. Despite the male name in the title, it is women’s fiction set in the South and written by a Southerner. Sheryl Cornett teaches writing and literature at North Carolina State University, where she is the 2014-2015 University Honors Program Creative Scholar in Residence. Her poems, stories, and creative non-fiction appear in North Carolina Literary Review, Image, Pembroke Magazine, Mars Hill Review, and The Independent Weekly among other journals and magazines; and in anthologies such as Global Jane Austen, In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, and Christmas Stories from the South’s Best Writers.