Darvella wore tattered blue jean cutoffs and a yellow calico halter top that was threadbare and thin, looking as if it came straight from a Goodwill bin. I was heading home from my job as a motel maid, walking east on Burnside when I noticed her large cerulean blue eyes watching me from a short distance away.
-- from the title story in Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories, debut fiction inspired by her hometown of Portland, from nonfiction writer and poet Theresa Griffin Kennedy.
Find my Rose City Reader Q&A author interview with Theresa here.
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