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Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

Talia Lakshmi Kolluri is a California native who currently lives and works in the Golden State’s beautiful Central Valley. Her work has been published in the Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. Her home on the internet can be found at www.taliakolluri.com.*

What We Fed to the Manticore

I raised my head when the stranger came close and saw a man’s face nestled in his mane, also red. The fur was lush, and I had an urge to groom it for him. He looked down on me and smiled, baring three rows of neat, sharp teeth.