NMLHazard 2018

The Life of a Creature

Published in Understorey Magazine Issue 13: Blood (2018)
Nominated for a National Magazine Award (2019)

"I knew within the first paragraph that it was a story I wanted to publish. The writing is powerful and unusual. It definitely stands out among our submissions."

                                          - Katherine Barrett

                                            Editor-in-Chief, Understorey Magazine

Now I have three ghost babies. The doctor says I have a heart-shaped uterus, which sounds lovely, but isn’t really, not for growing a baby. But it’s spring and thin-petalled, purple crocuses are blooming in our backyard; it’s spring and Orpheus gallops through muddy ravines and laughs with his tongue hanging long and pink from his mouth; it’s spring and the sun is getting stronger and it warms my heart.

 

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