My father is a well-known magician who traveled the country with his magic show. I was inspired to write “Woman by Chemistry” after seeing a photo of my mother emerging from white vapor in his illusion called Woman by Chemistry. Because my father is a magician I always believed magic to be a real possibility. I want my stories to be like magic shows: other worldly and mysterious with lots of top hats, doves and trick boxes.

— Katy Grabel


AWARDS IX | 2000
New Millennium AWARD FOR Fiction

“Woman by Chemistry” by Katy Grabel

Published in: New Millennium Writings | Issue 9