“This story is an offering to the trans ancestors who have bravely lived their lives as authentically as possible despite existing in spaces that deny our humanity.”
Short Story Finalists
In Jess Smith’s tense and troubling story, a wedding party turns dark.
Breast milk is sometimes prized so highly that it’s called “liquid gold.” In Shannon Perri’s harrowing story, it takes on a literal meaning.
In Jenny Staff Johnson’s “Repeater,” a woman tries to make sense of a murder-suicide next door.
In Deirdre Coyle's "Stakes," a lost twentysomething works at a dust-blown Renaissance fair in the Arizona desert.