Winner of the 2019 Flash Contest judged by RO Kwon
""I sneak in and watch scenes from a show I cannot afford to see in its entirety: young girls who've been flown over vast bodies of water to jump, flip, and balance on each other so spectators can ooh and ahh ..."
“Write on a regular schedule, read copiously to learn about craft and choices, and find or create some kind of writing community like a class or a weekly group of friends so you can not only get feedback but give it, because giving others feedback will help you immensely with your own writing.”
& Francisco Márquez
"Death was an island from above, / or sandbank swallowed by water, its macaws gone west, / and the details of wildlife stripped as after a fire."
-from “Thanatology” by Francisco Márquez
“I am the patchwork woman, / my heart a low- / grade inflammation. “
-from “Dead Fathers Club” by Donna Spruijt-Metz
"Real or unreal? I no longer knew. It was a question that would follow me into adulthood—a question that even now makes me doubt everything, unsure of who and what I can trust."