"Once upon a time in a far away place, far away from anything, there lived a man and a woman. His name was Johann and hers was Elise. Johann had white skin and Elise’s was brown. This didn’t matter in the beginning, but over time, it would, first in small ways, tiny little cracks, and then in ways they could no longer ignore..."
Roxane Gay's A Bedtime Story for Adults is a wonderful short story about interracial love and the hardships that can arise when racial tensions are high and families are un-supportive. It's about the falsehood of fairy tales and idealizing romance. It's wonderfully sad and utterly honest. I highly recommend reading it. Roxane Gay is an amazingly skilled writer, whose books discuss so many important issues and topics relevant in our time. I love it.
I hope you will too,
Writer. Reader. Gamer.
"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together." -Salinger
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