Amy K. Bell is a mixed Chinese American writer, early childhood educator, and mother of two. Her work has been published in Paperbark, The Margins, The Forge, and Midnight Breakfast. Her poetry chapbook, The Book of Sibyl, was published in 2013 (Gorilla Press). She is a co-founder of Drop Leaf Press and lives in Oakland, CA. Find her online at amykbell.com, or on Instagram @amykbell.
Amy K. Bell
MARCH FICTION: I HAVE FASTED, I HAVE DRUNK
Amy K. Bell - March 24, 2022
"Its loose story was told in imagery. Dances, and blood, and grain. It was ritual, presented as theater."
Evelien had a strict rule to never divulge to others what happened at the Church, not in person and certainly not online. Memories made there she kept whole and unprocessed, never leaving the darkroom of her thoughts. On the last Sunday of the month, for a few hours at a time, Evelien disappeared from her life to play the role of Goddess.