My thanks to editor Rebeca Morales for including my story “Savages” in the summer issue of The Milo Review. This outstanding quarterly features art, poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
“Savages” involves a lonely women who finds solace in an unusual hobby:
The savages are waiting; they know I’m outside the door. Some I will feed, others I won’t. It’s not like dinner arrives predictably in the wild. This way they stay keen and vigilant, like nature intended.
They live in a long narrow room with glass on one side, and I control everything they need: light, temperature, food, water. I keep a close eye on them and am usually able to save the ones that get sick. I’m a better mother than most.
Thank you for taking a look at my work. I hope you enjoy the story; I am especially fond of this one.