Emperatriz de la Orilla del Río or Empress of the Riverbank now at PANK

PANK’s December issue is live today. It includes works from Alan Stewart Carl, Kristina Marie Darling, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Sean Doyle
Noah Falck, Raina Lauren Fields, Nate Innomi, Jeffrey Carl Jefferis, Joe Kapitan, Annam Manthiram, Lacey Martinez, Hannah Miet, Karen Munro, Sherry O’Keefe, Daniela Olszewska, Shannon Peil, Shanti Perez, Suzanne Rindell, Merritt Tierce, Lydia Unsworth and my story “Emperatriz de la Orilla del Río.” Here’s a taste…

She lies on cerulean silk, arms and legs undulating in fleshy waves over the bedcover as if pushing and pulling deep-earth water, a silk and mesquite cenote beneath a canopy of gauze. A breeze washes in from the window. It comes from the river and she imagines the air brings the kingfisher’s call…. [Read the full story.]