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Winesburg, Indiana: Tara Jenkins


Roxane Gay


I knew I loved Melissa in the second grade because she was always so serious, her gray eyes locked on whatever she was looking at like it was the only thing in the world. One day, her eyes locked on me, and I knew she wasn't ever going to let me go. I didn't want her to. Me and Melissa, we were always going to be something.

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Note: "This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or used as dowry."