My mom saw it, too. She sat perfectly still behind the wheel with thatexpression saints wear on holy cards, a healthy mix of awe and confusion.
The bird took a tiny white shit on the hood and hung around for awhile, letting us watch it and watch each other watch it. Then a flirtatious hop, a scoop of the light with its wings, and it was up, high aboveus, flying toward the water.
Daniel Hornsby’s debut novel, Via Negativa, will be published byA. A. Knopf in the fall of 2020. His work has appeared in the LosAngeles Review of Books, Indiana Review, Electric Literature, andJoyland. He holds an MFA from the University of Michigan andan MTS from Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Memphis.