The Ocean, by Cecilia Araneda, FriensenPress, 2012 The Ocean follows the lives of three women through the growing modernization and political turmoil of Chile during the latter half of the 20th century, to their exile on the other side of the world in wintery, land-locked Winnipeg [Where to buy...]
Scar Tissue was originally published in Treeline E-zine, Winnipeg, Winter 1998.
When she was a little girl, her mother would tell her stories about the scar. It was the seam God had left when he'd sewn her together, after filling her up inside with her heart and her ribs. And she would imagine God with his needle, sewing away.
In Reflection was originally published in Zygote Magazine, Winnipeg, Winter 1995.
The shadows I saw that day when I was still knee high. I thought nothing of them then, but they remained. Standing under the sink looking up past the shadows. The light was further than my height. The light.