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Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor has published short stories most recently in Inkwell, the Baltimore Review, Green Mountains Review, and Lost Magazine. She teaches fiction with the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, in New York, and holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School, where she was the winner of the 2008 Fiction Chapbook Contest. She also serves as prose editor for LIT magazine.


My oldest sister has a dark spot above her lip. It is black against the brown of her skin, and she carries her fear in her eyes. As for my second sister, she carries her fear in her stomach, hunching…