Spring Reprints: Week 2

On Monday I don’t even go inside. I circle the house twice, looking for clues about what is expected of me, how I might help. Finally, the only thing I can think to do is drive down to the nursery, buy a bag of tulip bulbs and a shovel, and bury them all over your front yard. By the time I’m done, the sun is a rusty smudge low in the sky, and the lawn is pockmarked and ugly. As I drive home in the rain, getting mud all over the car seat, I try hard not to think of graves… [Read more]

This week’s digital reprint is “Lineage” by Layla Al-Bedawi, originally published in May 2016 in Bayou Magazine.