A Different Day


  • Miriam Lanae Bocchetti Central Washington University Colorado State University


Violet is a young woman navigating a complex and confusing world. Her family works together in the fields and early one morning Violet finds herself in a complicated situation as she encounters a young man she only knows peripherally. As she strikes up a dialogue with her new friend, she discovers growing up isn't as easy she once thought it was. 

Author Biography

Miriam Lanae Bocchetti, Central Washington University Colorado State University


Miriam L. Bocchetti has worked with HEP and CAMP programs for over 15 years. She is currently a Director of Grants at Central Washington University, providing oversight to five federally funded programs-HEP, CAMP, TRIO SSS/EOC and GEARUP.

She is currently completing her PhD at Colorado State University; through a phenomenological lens, her dissertation focuses on the college persistence experiences of CAMP students. While this is the first short story she has submitted for publication, she has been an avid reader and writer of stories since she was very young. Her literary inspirations are JD Salinger, Roald Dahl, Patricia Highsmith, Ira Levin, and Pat Conroy.