Dog Bites Man, New Jersey, 1884
I had been unquestioningly loyal to Himself even after he killed my mother.
Almost all human cases of rabies were fatal until a vaccine was developed in 1885 by Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux.
Breena Clarke is the author of Angels Make Their Hope Here, a novel set in an imagined mixed-race community in 19th century New Jersey. Breena Clarke's debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, was an October 1999 Oprah Book Club selection. Her critically reviewed second novel, Stand The Storm, is set in 19th century Washington, D.C. Breena Clarke's short fiction and essays appear in Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry and Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers, The Stonecoast Review, Black Silk, Street Lights, Kweli Journal, The Nervous Breakdown and Mom/Egg Review. www.BreenaClarke.com