Girl in the Boat in Florida Review (Best of the Net Nominated)

“Let me tell you about a girl in a boat in the middle of an ocean. She has no oars, no sail, and the sea is calm. On a good day, she can see land, and there’s a glimmer of hope that she’ll make it, although she never will. Let me tell you about my daughter who was born without most of her brain.” I talk for longer than I imagined, as if I were teaching a class on Daisy. This is who she is. This is what she has. This is our life together. This is what the doctors say. And this is what I know to be true.”

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Nikkita Cohoon
Speak, Fetch, Say I Love You in Willow Springs

“Before Yoshiko got sick, I never understood the fascination with robotic pets, but Hollywood fills the silences between me and Aki and gives us something to love together without having to say much. I shine my pen light into the head cavity, wipe out the circuity with a non-static cloth, and consider how many more robo-dogs like this I’ll see as they get older and their hardware and software fail them.”

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Nikkita Cohoon