This selection, chosen by Managing Editor Krista Cox, is from She by Theadora Siranian, released by Seven Kitchens Press in 2021.
Origin Myth, Pt. 1
There was a world before all this. A snowglobe, a halo of light—the woman trapped within a pulsing bell of fluorescence. Hot and curved as a tongue, the flame that emerges from her mouth. The murmur she emits into an ear alluring as a stolen orgasm, the hiss of gas before the explosion. This is the world I will make for you, see here, beneath the birches, above the fallout shelter is a place where the bees don't die and we never regret our actions. We drink hemlock in the moonlight and cup our bodies toward one another against the cold. She tells me it’s not cannibalism, to consume ourselves. She turns my face toward the starshattered darkness. Oh, this loveliness, this loneliness, this feverdream. And this perpetual version of her: luminous, blinding, standing in the center aisle of a convenience store the moment before the gallon of milk slips from her hand. She whispers and the world shivers, splits, detonates.
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