In a fit of panic and rage, Isabel Carson (Isa) moves to rural Tanzania after the suicide of her mother, Ivy Supeet. First novel of Pushcart nominated Ella Rachel Kerr!
A short story published in Sky Island Journal and nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2019 and Best of the Web in 2020.
Lilith, supposedly, was Adam’s first wife (that is, Adam—the first human created that lived in the Garden of Eden). Unlike Eve, Lilith was created from the same clay Adam was made from and formed into a woman; she was not a rib pulled from Adam’s side.
Then, I was in love with the doctor. He wasn’t my doctor, just a doctor. You know, the kind you meet at a whiskey bar when it’s early on Friday, and you are off work and so is he, and you both realize that your work is just words. Your work is writing them down, which is easy, because backspace.
I wish I could tell you I was writing this from the back of an elephant, because that’s how I hope you picture me while I’m in Africa. Either on the back of an elephant or in the gold light of a sunset, with a big, juicy, grapefruit sky.