Elizabeth Harris Behling
Elizabeth Harris Behling teaches creative writing at the University of North Dakota. Her fiction has been published most recently in Alaska Quarterly Review and Northwest Review. Her translation of Giulio Mozzi’s “A Happy Life” appeared in the fall 2005 contemporary Italian fiction issue of the Literary Review. 
Sep 01 2007
The house is small, square, and white. The roof’s flat. The door, centered on the eastern side, is just a curtain with red and yellow flowers. The other sides have one square window, also centered. There’s no glass in the windows, just yellowing, loosely woven cotten rags nailed to the wood like mosquito netting. The house sits on a slight rise in the middle of the plain, and anyone looking out the windows could see a long way.