Ted Morrissey holds a Ph.D. in English studies and is an adjunct lecturer in English at University of Illinois Springfield and in the Writing and Publishing Program at Benedictine University Springfield, where he's a reader for Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program. He is the author of the novels An Untimely Frost and Men of Winter, as well as the novelette Figures in Blue. His short fiction has appeared in nearly twenty journals, including Glimmer Train Stories, The Chariton Review, and PANK. He's also published the monograph, The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters. Please see TedMorrissey.com for further information. The Black Denim Lit Stories by Ted Morrissey: "Scent of Darkness" - Mar, 2014.