X-Ray: Quinn Forlini's "After Not Leaving The House For Three Days"
In X-Ray Literary Magazine, Quinn Forlini's "After Not Leaving The House For Three Days" describes how Anna and her mother at last went for a walk:
Anna’s mother convinces her to go for a walk. The weather’s getting warmer. Anna feels like she’s been living inside a tunnel, or an artery.
thirteen. Last week she dyed her hair purple from a box at the
drugstore and it’s ugly. She pulls her hair into a ponytail, feeling the
roughness as it passes through her fingers from the cheap dye. Her
mother tried to warn her, and that made her want it more.