Brandi Wells

the family sits in the sunroom each day from two o'clock to five o'clock. vitamin d, the father says, everyone needs vitamin d. he smiles and opens his newspaper, the one with the news. the mother says, it's not just about drinking milk, you know. the daughter crosses and uncrosses her legs, turns one way and then the other. but, the daughter says, this is all artificial light. no natural light. not even a window. all fluorescent. shhh, the mother says, i won't have negativity in the sunroom. no, not in the sunroom, the father says.

Brandi Wells is the author of POISONHORSE (MLP). She edits the Black Warrior Review.

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