About Andrea Imdacha

Andrea Imdacha works in marketing and product development during the day, but she has been moonlighting as a writer and a poet for many years. Recently, she was nominated for UCLA Extension's 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing. She lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, her dog and the ghosts of all the novels she has yet to complete.


Ash and Dust

Riley slides the mug across the kitchen table without looking at me. Lights her pipe with a long match – the easy-strike kind made for campfires and charcoal grills and all that happy family bullshit that I’ve only ever watched from the periphery – and holds the stick out, a kind of offering, a temptation.