In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Sarah Rakel Orton’s writing has been published in the Harrow, Mytholog, and the Summerset Review. She likes to cook meals with butternut squash, dye her hair pink, and read books about murderers. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and six cats.
The moon casts a pearl-colored path, and I, ducking into shadows, carry a platter of beef roast, so raw I can smell the blood, to the edge of the backyard swimming pool. Already Dad has reached the shallow end, and my younger twin brothers, Michelangelo and Leonardo — my mother had a passion for art — are not far behind. I coo to them; their tails move from side to side in anticipation.