Venita Blackburn

Venita Blackburn’s stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Pleiades, Bat City Review, Nashville Review, and others. Her hometown is Compton, California; she currently lives and teaches in Arizona, where she is finishing her story collection “Black Jesus and Other Superheroes” along with a novel, “Guts.” She earned her MFA from Arizona State University in 2008.

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Ravished

He absolutely killed me: ravished.  Their mother loved idioms, coaxed life back into the dead slang of generations past; cool beans, groovy daddy-o, and douche bag all had a place at the table, the breakfast table where she often discussed termite tracks along with her nightly rendezvous. Killed me always meant something wonderful, but ravished was […]

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