How do urban legends come into being? Gossip, hearsay, snippets of stories, strange shapes in photographs. Bunnyman Bridge is a compilation of some of these fragments. Is the Bunnyman real, someone in a hoodie, or no one at all? Were the kids poisoned or was it a suicide pact? Is Bunnyman Bridge actually a bridge?
Colleen Kearney Rich's chapbook joins the growing list of A3 Press titles exploring the impact of place on the imagination, and the interconnection between stories and spaces.
"Back in the 90s, Bunnyman Bridge was on one of those 100 scariest places shows. You can find it on YouTube. The creepy little psychic woman from the Poltergeist was part of the segment. It was so fake. They went to some decrepit old mansion. There was a lot of screaming. There are no mansions near Bunnyman Bridge."
"The police patrol Bunnyman Bridge regularly. They try to discourage kids from hanging out there, but they still come, mostly on weekends, mostly at night. The kids like to take selfies at the bridge. Sometimes I will try to get in these photos and make bunny ears on one of the girls. This makes Max smile. He gets the joke." [extracts from Bunnyman Bridge by Colleen Kearney Rich]
Publication date: 29 January 2021
Colleen Kearney Rich is the author of the chapbook Things You Won't Tell Your Therapist (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Her writing has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, matchbook, Pithead Chapel, and The Washington Post, among others. She is one of the founding editors of the literary magazine So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, and is currently fiction editor for Literary Mama. She lives in Virginia.