Los Angeles Review: The Spinning Field
This piece of flash won the Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction from the wonderful A Room of Her Own (AROHO) and later appeared in Los Angeles Review.
It’s another piece born out of leftover research from a larger project.
The story begins:
“We are silk people. That’s what I tell the dipshits at my new high school, but they call me Spider-Girl. They yell, Hey, Spider-Girl! Tarantula-Breath! Arachne! Because in Tarpon Springs, everyone’s Greek. A tourist might think it’s a sweet nickname, but the rest of us know that before becoming a spider, Arachne hung herself, which is exactly what I’d do if it wouldn’t give them all globs of satisfaction. They’re sponge people, the legacy of this stupid town, and my father always says, Never trust a sponge diver. Bottom feeders.”
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