J. C. Runolfson


In negative space
I make my way
             no longer wife
             never mother
             not yet crone
what part of the weaving is mine
I choose           my hearthfire
is my own        and my heart
           —that tired thing—
beats all the same        without an echo.

J. C. Runolfson's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, and Mythic Delirium, among others. She can be found pulling fairy tales apart and banging myths together and other violent metaphors at J. C. Runolfson.