By Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz is the author of The Blondes, a novel from St. Martin’s Press. She is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Bustle, Black Warrior Review, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Brooklyn.

  1. The waves heaved with foam and the sun illuminated everything until it was so bright the edges of objects seemed to be drawn in black. Claire leaned forward and spit up into the bushes that dotted the perimeter of the beach. But it was more than spit-up. It turned out it was a whole stream of purple. She’d been drinking wine cooler all afternoon, and now the beautiful color of it came out and landed…

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