Published: Strange Horizons, Issue 10 January 2022
Excerpt: There is a legend about the women who took all the punishment: the women of Matinino. They are the fallen mothers and daughters left to rot. The hurricane-beaten weeping women drowned in salt. The men came home in a drunken rage and killed them all. Now they live in a cave hidden deep in the rainforest.
I shift in my sleep and dream-sing
the green parrots.
Let the crystal veil of rainfall drop
Let light through thunder drum