Contortions

A circus of torment. Immigration court waiting room crackles with distress. Emotions somersault and contort when considering high-wire rulings, no net below. Creased faces dissolve into phones. One hearing ends; the courtroom empties. A family and overworked pro bono attorney enter together, a stunned assemblage. Huddled in a corner, salty rivulets stain cheeks. We’ll appeal, … More Contortions

Microinterview: Rachel Prizant Kotok

Rachel Prizant Kotok’s 100 word microfiction, “Contortions”, will appear in the first issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020). Rachel graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the story “Contortions”? Court accompaniment is one way to offer solidarity and support to people struggling for … More Microinterview: Rachel Prizant Kotok