The Grapefruit Seems Smaller…

by The Editor

“My older sister has entire kingdoms inside of her, and some of them are only accessible at certain seasons, in certain kinds of weather. One such melting occurs in summer rain, at midnight, during the vine-green breathing time right before sleep. You have to ask the right question, throw the right rope bridge, to get there—and then bolt across the chasm between you, before the bridge collapses.”

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Ava Wrestles the Alligator) by Karen Russell

(above: Stylist Sarah Van Raden)