"The Last Supper" (Tina Jenkins-Bell)

"She waited with the stillness of dense, musty air. She waited with the glower and intensity of a lioness lingering for the right time to kill."

"She waited with the stillness of dense, musty air. She waited with the glower and intensity of a lioness lingering for the right time to kill."

U.S.A. / 2017

This short story blew me away. It's about a young boy who is being sexually abused in his home—and his mother's violent revenge. The ending has a shocking twist. Tina Jenkins-Bell is a writer based in Chicago. This story is from Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks.