Cyn Vargas‘ debut collection of short stories, On The Way, explores the whims and follies of the human heart. When an American woman disappears in Guatemala, her daughter refuses to accept she’s gone; a divorced DMV employee falls in love during a driving lesson; a young woman shares a well-kept family secret with the one person who it might hurt the most. In these stories, characters grasp at love and beg to belong—often at the expense of their own happiness.
Join us as Vargas talks about releasing her first collection of short stories.
Cyn Vargas is the recipient of a Ragdale Fellowship and the 2013 Guild Literary Complex Prose Award in Fiction. She was named one of Guild Literary Complex’s 25 Writers to Watch in 2014 and received two top citations in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers contests. Her work has appeared in Chicago Reader, Split Lip Magazine, Word Riot, and Literary Orphans.