Photo Story: 8. And I Have Never Seen Such Savage Delight Since

Photograph of a rabbit and a tree at night.1. Long ago, we drove in the woods.

2. It was night. My mother was at the wheel, the headlights conjuring shape-shifting wraiths drifting in the darkness.

3. Something flashed like a curse. We stopped.

4. My mother walked in front of the car.

5. I watched through the windshield.

6. It started with her ears. Twitching and lengthening. The back, bowed and bent and balled. The hair, swallowing her bare skin, her arms, her legs, her head, and her whole body, everything shrinking and shaking and shining.

7. She looked back at me, eyes mad and wild and alive.

 

Yunya Yang’s work has appeared in Epiphany, Bending Genres, The Los Angeles Review, among others. Find her on Twitter @YangYunya.

Photo credit: April Bradley

2 Responses to “Photo Story: 8. And I Have Never Seen Such Savage Delight Since”

  1. Christine says:

    I love the fantastical twist!

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