Alisa Slaughter teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Redlands. She has an MFA from Warren Wilson College. This is her first published story.
Sep 01 2001
Moon Over My Mountain
The blanket Ina lay on was wool, a scratchy, yellow-gold cloth like her coat. Rich women wore fur coats, she knew. She didn’t know what rich people’s blankets were made of. Ina took a few minutes a day to stretch out and rest. Dinner would be easy, canned salmon and soupy potatoes, rough mashed with extra water, a family favorite. There was no need to get up just yet.