Crossing

by Alice Mercier Read author interview March 19, 2018

Feathers in the road look just like feathers at first, and then like an animal, and then like two geese killed crossing together. But their bodies are not quite crumpled—there is something still animate about them. The way their wings stick up at angles and keep catching the air—as though they’ve hit the ground but are yet to land. Like violence unfinished.

About the Author:

Alice Mercier worked as an assistant archivist in London before moving to the U.S. She writes and illustrates short fiction, and is currently a student in the creative writing program at Cornell University.