I mistook it for a pinecone: the pale little mushroom half-buried in the bed of soil and pine needles. I reached for it anyway, just to confirm, and my fingers
Author Paige Ferro
PAIGE M. FERRO is Deputy Editor at Alternating Current Press. Her fiction has appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Rose Red Review, and Lit.cat. She holds degrees in Creative Writing, Literature, and Spanish from the University of Montana, and her writings focus on Queer Studies. By day she is the Adult Programs Coordinator for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. You can find her online at PaigeFerro.com or on Twitter or Instagram at @Ferro3Paige.