When I first started compiling the ‘In the Media’ round-up posts on my blog, I used to include fiction pieces. This is how I discovered Leesa Cross-Smith’s work. I’m amazed more people aren’t aware of her, she’s prolific as both a fiction and non-fiction writer. She writes sentences that I read and repeat to myself, hold in my mouth while I feel the shape of the words. She also comes blurbed by Roxane Gay, yes THE Roxane Gay.
‘Absolutely’ is a flash piece about a woman and her lover(s). It contains two of my favourite sentences in Cross-Smith’s debut collection; I’ll leave you to decide which sentences they are.
From Every Kiss a War. First published in Sundog Lit and available to read here