This is a story about memory. About neurons misfiring, about the strange space between dream and awake, that feeling, when I’m falling asleep, of falling backwards, swinging my arms up to catch myself.
Mary Milstead is a writer in Portland, Oregon. She completed her MFA in Fiction at Portland State University in 2014, where she won the Tom Doulis Graduate Fiction Writing Award in 2013. She’s currently at work on a novel that’s set in Spain just a few years after the Spanish Civil War, a collection of weird little animal stories, and several new essays. Her website is www.marymilstead.com.