By Julia Phillips

Julia Phillips has written for The Morning News, Crab Orchard Review, Jezebel, The Cut, The Hairpin, and The Rumpus.

  1. Anya came home to an apartment that smelled the way it always did when her mom was gone—a little sweet, a little organic. Her mother was up north with a tourist group. She was a translator; whenever she left, there was less music, less cigarette smoke, less warm food in the apartment. The afternoons passed soundlessly into night.

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