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“Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead” by Carmen Maria Machado

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Ursula must find her sister Olive, even if she has to go to The Land of the Dead to find her. Something terrible has happened, and she can’t just text her sister. Ursula comes up with a plan for a go fund me page, where she requests the money necessary to pay her passage to the other side. Using her credit card and the meager donations, Ursula finally arrives on the other side. A development to the story will change everything for Ursula and Olive. Sibling love is tested and proved in this deliciously horrific tale of an unusual family reunion.


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About the Author
Carmen Maria Machado’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, NPR, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her short story “The Husband Stitch” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Nebula Awards, awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and longlisted for the Tiptree Award. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the University of Iowa, the Yaddo Corporation, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She teaches creative writing in Philadelphia.
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