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Tassity Johnson

Tassity Johnson is from Houston, Texas, and lives in Washington, D.C. She has previously been published in the Brooklyn Rail.

Market Basket

The voice in Tassity Johnson's original short story, "Market Basket" is instantly captivating. The story's protagonist, Yvette, is caustic, funny, poetic, and vulnerable. It's an unconventional love story, to say the least, unlike any other I've read, and you won't see the ending coming.


Our original short story this month features three characters caught in a love-triangle, engaged in a violent struggle. The story unfurls in one sentence, the form of “Kids” perfectly mirroring the breathless desperation of its characters.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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