Short story: “Canaries”

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“Canaries,” by Swati Prasad

Appeared in Electric Literature‘s Okey-Panky, July 26th, 2016

1300 words

The two main characters are doing something horrifying, but their determination not to be adults makes them seem innocent, or almost innocent. “Most months, the moon turns them away because she knows she doesn’t have enough room, that she can’t support them all.