“Her face felt as if it had been buzzed off pleasantly with a sander. The surgeon spoke like a wizard. She peeped from a hole in a stiff medical sheet covering her face, eyelids held back with a speculum. She’d been reduced to an eye, and the eyes would take their turns.”

From “Recovery Period” by Sasha Graybosch, original fiction recommended by Electric Literature.

Read it in Electric Literature’s weekly magazine, Recommended Reading.

About The Author

Maru is a Brown University student in Comparative Literature. She currently works as an editorial intern at Electric Literature, and as managing editor of the feminist-minded Bluestockings Magazine. She dreams of publishing a bestseller that will fund a scientific endeavor to exterminate all mosquitoes without destroying the great chain of being.

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