Island

Samantha Trayhurn

Abstract


A short story of rape: "I push but there’s no push in me — my heavy limbs fall onto the sand. Conches wedge into my spine like new vertebrae. ‘Calcify,’ the crabs whisper. ‘Become crustacean! Scurry into the ocean.’ Or, ‘Sew legs shut with the discarded nets. Become a mermaid with nothing downthere!’"

Keywords


transgender; violence; literature; crime detective; island

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.16.2.2017.3611

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