Winner of the EXTINCTION Essay Contest, selected by Lacy M. JohnsonRead More
Shelly was nineteen years old, and she did her best to get by. Blond hair and a cherry vine tattoo; her family called her Treasure. It is unclear to us how long
Once they stopped chanting and fell silent, once they left her lying supine on the floor again, none of the girls ever tried testing their powers beyond this.
I’m five years old, barefoot in the backyard with my dad, picking tomatoes. They grow up the thin wire cage like they’re reaching for something. We
Sarah Ruth Bates interviews EXTINCTION contest judge Lacy M. Johnson, author of The Reckonings.
Charisma is an effigy that burns
bright behind bars,
fueled by shame.