Janet Mitchell's short stories have appeared in The Quarterly, among other venues.
The day the daughter is dressed in new everything, the father brings home the kids: Kid boy. Kid girl. Shoulder-size, of cement. Blind kids with open mouths and big cheeks. Chink twins imported from China.
YOU WANT a story? Ill give you a story. But I dont promise youre going to like it very much. Im not even sure I like it very much. Here goes: