“Raven Hair” — Cream City Review (April 2016)

My story “Raven Hair” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Cream City Review.

First Lines

Spring

You were the wolf, the witch, the unnamed monster in the woods. Instead of blood offerings, the townspeople left you woven baskets full of waxy red fruit. I left myself: red cape and fiery virgin blood.

I was the one who lifted my hand and knocked. I had black hair, dark as a raven, and the dress my mother had sewn for me. You saw me just the same: my already curving hips, my waiting breasts.

 

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Cream City Review is a print journal of fiction, nonfiction, art, and poetry published biannually in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can buy a copy of Issue 41.1, where “Raven Hair” appeared, at: https://uwm.edu/creamcityreview/buy/

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