"Five Little Fatalities" is a work of short fiction. It tells the story of Honey, a young woman living on the edge of a widower's farm in rural Virginia. Honey sells mushrooms and other intoxicants to the owner of the farm, Mr. An. The two develop a tender relationship despite their differences in age and circumstances. As Honey becomes closer to Mr. An and as his mental health deteriorates, she finds herself speculating as to the cause of his husband's departure. Examining their relationship patterns and artistic temperaments, Honey divines that she and Mr. An are not that unlike after all. "Five Little Fatalies" is a reflection on how isolation breeds unusual relationships to people, creativity, and art.
Longlisted for the Perennial Press 2022 Chapbook Award
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