The Unspeakable Passing of Clouds is an emerging novel by Northern Virginia writer Jessica Claire Haney.

The novel follows three women in Northern Virginia from 1992 to 2002 to 2012 as they confront unplanned pregnancies and navigate shifting notions of identity and community in a world with evolving definitions of connection. The strangers cross paths in ways that transform each woman’s understanding of her life choices and direction.


Appearing in Gargoyle 74, “Under Construction” is a story adapted from The Unspeakable Passing of Clouds.

Two stories adapted from this novel appear in Volume VII and Volume VIII of the Grace and Gravity series of fiction by D.C. women writers.


For more about Jessica and her writing, see JessicaClaireHaney.com.

Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicaclairehaney & @mindfulhealthy, on Twitter at @crunchychewy & @mindfulhealthy, and on Facebook at Crunchy-Chewy Mama & Mindful Healthy Life.

Email Jessica at haneyjessicaclaire (at) gmail (dot) com.