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Speculative fiction by Black women writers

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“Those That Sow and Those That Reap”

On a nimbus of decay, it emerged from the dark recesses of her closet and…

Tragic Mulatto

As a kid, I remember the subject of race coming up twice in our family.…

“The Devil in Tia Adelina’s Botanica”

It was a bitterly cold November evening, fifteen minutes or so before closing when the…

With My Eyes Closed

I need to remind myself that Mama is human, that she is not endless love,…

Eight Weeks; Two Days

I was ten years old when I first witnessed domestic violence. It was a hot…

“Unseen”

Cast aside the bloody hands of the self-righteous for they brittle and collapse amongst the bones of saints.   The tree leaves blew just as they did nineteen years earlier, and Adrina…

SHORT STORIES

NARRATIVE ESSAYS

midnight and indigo literary journal for black writers
The Motherbaby

My daughter is black. Skin like turned earth. Eyes the color of midnight. A black freckle on the underside of her wrist matches mine and another just to the left of her…

midnight and indigo literary journal for black writers
In Remembrance of Fast Girls

They built a church on the land where my body was broken. Parishioners come every Sunday morning believing it to be holy ground. Yet I know this to be the ground where…

Porches