Liza Wemakor writes speculative romance. Her work has been published in Rabid Oak Journal, Burning House Press, the Shenandoah Film Collaborative blog, and elsewhere. Her flash fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best Small Fictions anthology. As of Fall 2021, she is a first-year English Ph.D. student, studying Black feminist fictions with an emphasis on speculative fiction.
That was Father—a storm in a drought, a comet in the night. Acting first, thinking later, carried on not by foresight, but on luck’s slippery feet.
And so we were not as surprised as we should have been when, one warm night in our tenth year on the mountain, Father showed us the flying machine.
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