The parents were in the kitchen with the hostess, drinking wine from plastic cups, eating hummus, talking about the drought. The aunt stood in the living room, a safe distance away, running her hand through her niece’s hair, which was flecked with sparkles and bits of grated cheese. A boy with purple lips stared. “Are… [Read More]
Risa Mickenberg’s stories have been published in The Baffler, Vice, Purple, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and the Pushcart Prize Collection.