Monday, July 17, 2017

'The Bog Girl' by Karen Russell

An excerpt from the author of St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Swamplandia!.


"“First love, first love,” Sean murmured sadly, scratching his bubonic nose. “Who are we to intervene, eh? It will die of natural causes.”

“Natural causes!”

She was thinking that the poor girl had been garroted. Her bright-red hair racing the tail of the noose down her spine. You could not survive your death, could you? It survived with you." 


Karen Russell. "The Bog Girl." 2016. The New Yorker. New York. [Read the full story.]
Flora. 1-45 A.D. National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
This article was originally published on a retired domain and has been republished for archival purposes.

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