While mom boiled live, shrieking lobsters, I stood on a chair playing Bug Civil War with the dead sill-flies and other insects and arachnids, getting them all lined up on opposite sides of the tall kitchen window. “All I’m saying,” Grandpa was saying, “is that if you expect to raise reasonably intelligent children, you shouldn’t […]
About Jared Silvia
Jared Silvia is a writer, musician, and event curator in Orlando, FL. He is also a contributing editor for Fantastic Floridas literary journal. His fiction has appeared in Boulevard, Sierra Nevada Review, decomP, Monkeybicycle, Rabble Lit, Bridge Eight, Dime Show Review, and other journals. He was the winner of the 2017 Brian Turner Literary Arts Prize in Fiction, and was a resident at the 2017 DISQUIET writing residency in Ponta Delgada, Azores. He received his MFA from The University of Tampa in 2014.