ByDini Karasik

Dini is a Mexican-American lawyer and writer whose work has appeared in Crack the Spine, The Más Tequila Review, Red Savina Review, Kweli Journal, Zombie Logic Review, Sixers Review, Bartleby Snopes, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, and Wild Quarterly. Her story "Amalia on the Border" was a finalist in The Texas Observer's 2013 short story contest judged by Dagoberto Gilb. Her latest short story, "Ghosting on the Rio Grande," is forthcoming in Abundant Grace, the 7th volume in the Paycock Press series of anthologies of fiction by Washington, D.C.-area women. She is also the editor of Origins Journal.

  1. I’m at a hospital in Houston, Texas, spooning puréed carrots into my mother’s mouth and catching the dribbles at the corners with a plastic spoon. She’s beginning to come around after overdosing on what one of the doctors called “a dangerous cocktail of marijuana and benzos.” The ziplock bag of prescription medications that traveled with her to the hospital sits on a shelf across the room. The orange plastic bottles, now empty, once contained an…