Housewarming

“He averted his eyes and remembered something a yoga teacher had often told him, that when you thought people were laughing at you, they were only laughing near you.”

Henrietta and Her Moths

This Is Your Face

Death in Yashinovka
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Wicked Brew

The Constancy of Things
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All it took was that first bite for her to realize that she had indeed been hungry, not just for food, but for pleasure, for life.

The Submerged

Alphabet of Joy

Up Close
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What Do You Want to Know For?

Sifting
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Cuts

The Dawn

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

“There was the rabbit lying in the middle of the road, legs limp but twitching before its head sagged and went still.”

One Look Back

“Now, after days of asking, she and her mother were finally minutes away from the cabin.”

Epithalamium

“I got a collar for the boy, a nice leather number with steel studs that made him look a touch mean and inspired me to get myself a steel-studded camera harness, and off we’d walk, miles a day between jobs.”

Under Covers

“This is the story Lulu told me when I was little, since before my mom died. There’s a man. He’s very sick. … When girls misbehave, when they don’t do as they’re told, that man comes and takes them.”

The Purchased Bride

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