Blood; Quantum

image by Damon Locks

Published in Brevity; Issue 53, Fall 2016
Winner of the Race, Racism, and Racialization student writing contest

“A few days before I turned three years old, my mother and my father packed my younger sister, my cat, and me into a car to drive from Florida to Window Rock, Arizona, to visit my mother’s family on the reservation, and to register me and my sister with the Navajo Nation. The cat jumped out of the car somewhere in Texas…”