Fiction: "Into the Rainforest" by Jenniey Tallman

Published in Annalemma Magazine

Oct. 16, 2010
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Before I mention the short story I found, I just wanted to drop a Web site for you that I thought you might like: Click the link. Check it out. It's a roaring good time.

I found the site while reading one of the short stories on Annalemma Magazine. It was in the comments section--go figure! Commenters are usually insane, raving lunatics striving to get some attention, but not this time.

So anyway, I found another short story on the site that I think is worth sharing. It's called "Into the Rainforest," written by Jenniey Tallman. Here's a sample:

My sister was born 4 years after me, in 1980. Our mother was a French woman and she liked a Native American man. I’ve seen pictures. She let that man plant me in her womb. Boy was her husband pissed about it—he tried to beat me out of her. It didn’t work. My father died in an accident 3 months before I was born and my mother’s husband became my father. I shared him with my little sister. We did not care for him. In 1993 our mother reached the end of her rope. She ate the rosary she’d prayed by her whole life and died at 5 Hail Marys.

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