Val says, fuck school. She eats another cracker. Wouldn’t it be great if school were cancelled? And I say, Yeah, it would be great. And she says, I know a way. She scrapes her shoed feet along her parents’ couch. And I say, How? And she says, There are these pipes. She shoves everything aside. […]
Bess Winter is a Canadian-American writer. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Alaska Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, American Short Fiction, and the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. She lives in Cincinnati where she is a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature.