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The Widow

— Short Fiction —

An illustration of two women in bed holding each other.
Illustration by Rachel Frankel

SShirley was already under the covers beginning her work, and Helen’s tongue was on her neck, in her ear. Grace kept her mouth closed. In her sixty-eight years she’d never kissed a woman, and though there was something nice about it, something gentle, she wasn’t going to start now. Helen was whispering things in her ear. So she was a dirty talker. Grace had heard about women who did this, but in their forty year…

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A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Mary Jones is the author of the short story collection THE GOODBYE PROCESS (forthcoming from Zibby Books). maryjoneswriter.com