Read “Beloved,” my short story published in fresh.ink

The story is an attempt to capture the pain of incongruity—of something being out of place. I wanted the details—the wedding in the Laundromat, Mayor Bloomberg officiating—to move from ridiculous to joyful, pointing to Maria’s alienation not only from the culture she grew up in but from the dream of having a child and being able to love it.  https://fresh.ink/magazine/8405