We knew the things the Yale boys said about us, as if we were zombies. Still, we sold them our drugs.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Emily Jace McLaughlin is a fiction writer and screenwriter. Her short stories have appeared in Catapult, Vice, Cutbank, and Fiction, among other places. She is a graduate of the Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, where she won seven Hopwood awards for her novel, short stories, essays, and play. You can visit her at emilyjacemclaughlin.com
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Alfonzo looked aghast, like they were the two most naïve immigrants in the history of New York. “ICE is preparing to break through that door with guns and night vision goggles, maybe even dogs, and you’re worried about the breeze?”