Kimberly King Parsons
KIMBERLY KING PARSONS is the author of the short story collection Black Light (Vintage 2019). She lives with her partner and sons in Portland, OR, where she is completing a novel (forthcoming from Knopf in 2020) about Texas, motherhood, and LSD.
They fight in cars—in his Volvo or in her Volvo, in the backseats of cabs. It’s been like this since the beginning of them. They used to do it in her old pickup, in his father’s borrowed hatchback. When they were young it was dangerous. They’d swerve in anger, shove past speed limits without noticing.