Am Reading: "Firebug"

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Books and stories I'm reading and enjoying.

The dance will be great, your mother tells Margaret, shunting her tomato to the side. You wish, not for the first time, that you’d developed any other neural disorder than the one you have—telekinesis so you could move a piece of chicken to her plate, or telepathy so you could plant the suggestion that she eat more.

What about you, Jessica? your father says, mildly. Everyone speaks mildly to you, except Margaret. Better safe than roasted.

"Firebug" by Katie Cortese
Carve Magazine, Winter 2012

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