Hannah Grieco

Hannah Grieco is a writer and advocate in Arlington, VA. She is the fiction editor at Porcupine Literary, an assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse, and a cnf reader at LongLeaf Review. Find her online at www.hgrieco.com or on Twitter at @writesloud.

IMAGINE WHAT MY BODY WOULD SOUND LIKE by Hannah Grieco

Twenty-year-old me had biceps. Back from a year away, rock climbing and waiting tables, fucking women for the first time. I walked differently. Strutting in my baggy cargo pants, flirting with those baby butch Oberlin girls. A new me.  In the college library lounge, short-haired, smooth-skinned girlfriends ran their fingertips up my sculpted arms and I ignited. *** This morning I wake to my daughter’s nightmare whimpers. Tucked under my armpit, bone-thin, her ribs pressing into my side. Always burning up, she wears only underwear in the house. No blankets except her lovey, clutched to her cheek in sleep. 4…

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